Although Austin, Texas resident Cody Wilson is well-known in some circles, his name has not attained household recognition yet. Wilson spent years of his life dedicated to making it easy for individuals to make their own firearms at home, whether using some sort of plastic-extruding 3D printer or a milling machine.
Now, in the midst of ongoing legal challenges filed by leftist states throughout the nation concerning his distribution of firearm blueprints, he has been charged with a horrific crime. However, the timing of the charge does raise questions about whether it’s simply an attempt to undermine his credibility and his attempt to spread the Second Amendment.
This 3D gun maker has been accused of committing an ‘assault’ before he left the country.
According to multiple sources, and an official affidavit, Wilson met a 16-year-old girl on August 15.
During a forensic interview conducted by members of the Center with Child Protection, which occurred on August 27, the alleged victim claimed that she met the Second Amendment activist and business owner, who went by ‘sanjuro’ online, on SugarDaddyMeet.com.
She said that during their conversation, he described himself as a “big deal,” and eventually identified himself as Cody Wilson.
According to her account, they eventually exchanged phone numbers, and continued to chat via text messages.
Court documents claim that there were corroborating surveillance recordings of him showing up to the area in a vehicle registered to his business, Defense Distributed.
The victim claimed that she went with Wilson to the Archer Hotel, and surveillance records allegedly show them using valet service walking through the lobby and onto the elevator.
Furthermore, she alleged that they went up to room 718, where he (according to her) sexually assaulted her. Afterwards, she said he gave her $500.
They also stated that he had missed a scheduled flight back out of the country.
The officials added that before he left the country in the first place, Wilson’s friends contacted him to warn him that the police were talking to the woman.
Austin police said that while he was not in custody, they were working with federal and international authorities in order to retrieve him.
Of late, Wilson was most well-known for his work with his company, Defense Distributed, and his long legal fight over whether or not he could distribute files that help people construct their own firearms at home.
At a press conference in August, he stated that he would comply with the latest legal challenges filed against his country, and with the injunction handed down by a federal judge.
He decided to do this by ensuring that, in compliance with the injunction, the digital files for making various untraceable 3D printed firearms or for milling firearms parts with a machine his company sold, were securely sent, utilizing email or the post office.
In some cases, he simply put the files on a USB flash drive and sent them to customers.
Wilson, and his business, have been very unpopular with leftists across the nation, who declared that his work, and his business, made it very easy for criminals to get their hands on firearms. However, as of this date, no crime has been reported being committed with a 3-D printed weapon.
Leftists, especially those in favor of gun control, also complained that 3D-printed firearms, and other firearms assembled in the home, would be untraceable, and that this made them somehow more dangerous.
Some have suggested that the entire thing is some sort of setup.
SugarDaddyMeet.com, and similar websites, are designed to bring together ‘sugar daddies’ with women.
Generally, the men tend to be wealthy, while the women tend to be younger and very attractive. The implication is that the men will spoil the women, and that they will profit from the ‘relationship,’ while providing ‘companionship.’
Is it possible that some political entity, or even a gun-control proponent, set the entire thing up to destroy Wilson’s company and his reputation?
Although there is evidence (according to the court filing, anyway) that they did meet, and that they did go to the hotel together, there is no evidence of a crime other than the account of the young woman.
Perhaps Wilson fled because he didn’t believe he would face a fair trial in Austin, Texas, one of the most left-leaning cities in the state?
It will be interesting to see what happens, and if he is arrested in Taipei or elsewhere in Asia.