US man accused of Texas sexual assault in Taiwan

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Taipei Times
Date:  Sep 21, 2018
By: Staff writer, with Reuters, AFP and CNA

The National Immigration Agency (NIA) yesterday confirmed that a US citizen accused of

Defense Distributed owner Cody Wilson holds a 3D printed gun called the “Liberator” in his factory in Austin, Texas, on Aug. 1.  Photo: AFP

sexual assault of a teen in Texas, who is at the center of a legal battle over efforts to make instructions for 3D printed plastic guns widely available, is in Taiwan.

Cody Wilson, 30, was placed under investigation after a counselor on Aug. 22 told police that a 16-year-old girl who had sought help from the counselor said she was paid US$500 to have sex with Wilson at an Austin hotel, Austin Police Commander Troy Officer told a news conference on Wednesday.

He said Wilson had left for Taiwan after learning that police in Austin were investigating the accusation.

“Detectives with the Austin Police Department Organized Crime Division filed a warrant for sexual assault for a Cody Rutledge Wilson, white male, 30 years of age,” said Officer, who heads the division.    [FULL  STORY]

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