Man leading fight on behalf of 3D guns wanted for sexual assault of underage girl

Posted at 6:45 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 19:48:25-04

Cody Wilson, 30, the man who is leading the fight to legalize online access to DIY instructions for printing 3D guns was charged on Wednesday with sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl, the Austin, Texas Police announced at a news conference. 

Wilson's last known location was Taipei, Taiwan, where he was supposed to board a plane back to the United States. A warrant has been issued for Wilson's arrest. 

According to Austin Police, a 16-year-old female reported to a counselor who then reported to police that she allegedly had sexual contact with Wilson at a hotel on Aug. 15 after meeting him on The girl claimed that Wilson paid her $500 for the encounter. 

Austin Police said that girl's allegations were backed up by interviews and security footage. 

Wilson has been in a legal battle with the US government to make DIY instructions public on printing 3D guns. Wilson reportedly tried to circumvent a restraining order of publishing 3D gun instructions on the internet by selling the instructions by mailing flash drives.