UPDATE: According to mysanantonio.com, Cody Wilson has flown to Taiwan.
“Before he left, he was informed by a friend of the victim that she had spoken to police, and police were investigating him for having sex with a minor,” said Austin Police Commander Troy Officer.
Officer said it was unclear when Wilson left for Taiwan, or why exactly he went there, but he didn’t board a return flight to the United States.
Austin police are now working with international law enforcement agencies to extradite Wilson back to Travis County for prosecution.
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The Austin Statesman is reporting that Defense Distributed’s Cody Wilson has been charged with sexual assault after an encounter with a minor last month.
The affidavit said a counselor called Austin police on Aug. 22 to report that a girl under the age of 17 told her she had sex with a 30-year-old man on Aug. 15 and was paid $500.
Wilson reportedly met the girl through the website SugarDaddyMeet.com. The age of consent in Texas is 17.
The girl told police that she met Wilson at Bennu Coffee in the 500 block of South Congress Avenue in South Austin on Aug. 15 before they took Wilson’s black 2015 Ford Edge to the Archer Hotel in the 3100 block of Palm Way.
Detectives used surveillance footage to corroborate the girl’s story, along with hotel records that showed Wilson rented a room at the hotel, the affidavit said.
The girl told police she and Wilson had sex at the hotel and that he paid her $500.
Wilson and Defense Distributed have made national news for their attempts to distribute plans for producing 3D printed guns via the internet. He’s currently iinvolved in a lawsuit with 21 states’ attorneys general who are attempting to prevent Defense Distributed from making the files available online.