Defense Distributed’s Cody Wilson, the man who led the fight against the State Department, and now against various states, to get 3D-printed gun files onto the internet, is now being accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
The shocking development comes from a local report (via KVUE ABC).
Cody Wilson, the Austin man who owns controversial 3D-printed gun company Defense Distributed, has been accused of sexually assaulting a child, an affidavit obtained by KVUE reveals.
During a forensic interview with the Center with Child Protection on Aug. 27, the victim told counselors she met Wilson through the website, SugarDaddyMeet.com. Court documents show Wilson used the profile, “Sanjuro,” and told the victim that he was a “big deal.” During the conversation, he also identified himself as “Cody Wilson.” Police said the two exchanged cell phone numbers and continued their conversations using the Apple iMessage service on her phone.
The alleged victim’s age is not specified, but the affidavit reportedly shows the girl is under the age of 17.
According to the report, Wilson allegedly met the girl at a coffee shop before driving her to a hotel in a “black Ford Edge four-door sports utility vehicle with a license plate that matches one registered to Wilson’s business, Defense Distributed.”
“The victim then told police that Wilson took her to the Archer Hotel at 3121 Palm Way. Surveillance cameras captured the two using the valet service, in the lobby and in the elevator,” KVUE reports.
The victim, who is not named, gives the room number at the hotel where the sexual assault allegedly took place. After the alleged sexual assault, the victim claims that Wilson paid her $500.
As of now, Wilson is not in custody.
It sounds like Wilson is about to be wrapped up in two major legal battles.
As Tom reported earlier, Wilson’s legal battle to post his 3D-printed gun files to the internet is ongoing. In recent developments, Wilson and Defense Distributed are now teaming up with the Second Amendment Foundation to sue more states that are blocking Wilson and his company from posting the files. Though they can’t be posted to the internet by Wilson, the blueprints are still widely available online. Wilson is also selling USB drives that contain the 3D-gun files, as the court did not prohibit him from distributing them entirely.