3D gun activist booked on child sex charge in Houston

Posted at 10:46 AM, Sep 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-23 11:46:21-04

HOUSTON (AP) – Authorities say the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is back in the U.S. after being arrested in Taiwan.

The U.S. Marshals Service says 30-year-old Cody Wilson was booked into Harris County Jail in Houston early Sunday. He is being held on $150,000 bond and it isn’t clear if he has an attorney yet.

Wilson is accused of having sex with an underage girl and paying her $500 afterward. He was arrested Friday in Taiwan. Police say he flew there after a friend of the 16-year-old girl told him that the police were investigating the accusation that he had sex with the girl; however, the Austin Statesman reported Friday that he was arrested on the charge in Taiwan.

He was booked with sexual assault, and remained in the jail Sunday morning, records show.

Wilson owns Austin-based Defense Distributed, which was selling designs to make 3D-printable guns.

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