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Controversial Austin, Texas man behind 3-D printed guns charged with child sex assault

mySA logo mySA 9/19/2018 Caleb Downs, San Antonio Express-News

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Cody Wilson, the owner of a controversial Austin business that distributes files that allow users to make their own untraceable 3-D printed guns, has been charged with sexual assault of a child.

He has not been arrested, according to online Travis County Jail records.

Court records obtained by MySA.com say the victim told the Center for Child Protection on Aug. 27 that she met Wilson through SugarDaddyMeet.com.

Wilson, who went by the username "Sanjuro," told the victim he was a "big deal" and identified himself as Cody Wilson, according court records. The victim later told investigators that "Sanjuro" sent her pictures of his penis and that she responded with nude photos of herself, authorities said.

a man standing in a room: Cody Wilson shows the first completely 3D-printed handgun, The Liberator, at his home in Austin, Texas on Friday May 10, 2013. (Jay Janner/Austin American-State/TNS)

Cody Wilson shows the first completely 3D-printed handgun, The Liberator, at his home in Austin, Texas on Friday May 10, 2013. (Jay Janner/Austin American-State/TNS)
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They exchanged phone numbers and on Aug. 15, they met at the parking lot of Bennu Coffee in the 500 block of South Congress Avenue, records show.

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Wilson arrived in a black Ford Edge SUV with a license plate that matches one registered to Wilson's business, Defense Distributed, according to his arrest affidavit. The two then went to the Archer Hotel in the 3100 block of Palm Way, the affidavit says.

Security cameras recorded Wilson and the victim using the hotel's valet service at about 8:30 p.m. Then then took an elevator to the seventh floor and entered a room, where the victim said they had sex, according to the affidavit. Wilson then paid her $500 in cash, authorities said.

They were recorded leaving the elevator at about 9:20 p.m. According to the affidavit, Wilson dropped off the victim at a Whataburger on West Slaughter Lane.

In the affidavit, Austin Police Officer Shaun Donovan, notes the victim's statement to authorities has been thoroughly corroborated by security camera footage and that Wilson was the sole registered guest of the hotel room the night of the assault.

The affidavit does not list the victim's age but does say she is younger than 17 years old.

Sexual assault of a child is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

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Caleb Downs is a crime reporter for mySA.com. Read more of his stories here.| cdowns@mysa.com | Twitter: @calebjdowns

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