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

Posted at 7:45 PM, Sep 19, 2018

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.