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3D-printable gun maker charged with sex assault of minor

3D-printable gun maker charged with sex assault of minor
Posted at 2:36 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 11:00:47-04

(CNN) - A Texas man who tried to post plans for a 3D-printed gun online has been charged with sexually assaulting a child.

Cody Wilson is accused of having sex with a girl under the age of 17.

Authorities said the incident occurred in Austin, TX, on Aug. 15, and Wilson paid the girl $500.

An affidavit filed in Travis County said the girl told police she met the 30-year-old on the website SugarDaddyMeet.com.

Wilson first rose to national prominence several years ago, when he posted designs for a 3D-printed handgun online.

The government ordered the blueprints to be taken down, and Wilson sued.

A legal battle followed. Most recently, Wilson said he would sell flash drives containing the files necessary to 3D print a gun.

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