3D-printed gun designer Cody Wilson reportedly arrested in Taiwan

Cody Wilson arrested: 3D-printed gun company owner accused of sex with girl is detained in Taiwan

Cody Wilson arrested: 3D-printed gun company owner accused of sex with girl is detained in Taiwan

After news broke yesterday that Wilson, 30, is wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in Austin, Texas, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) received notification from the us that his passport would be canceled, reported Liberty Times.

A lawyer for Wilson, as well as representatives of the Austin police department and the US Marshals Service, were not immediately available for comment on Friday.

Austin police issued an arrest warrant Wednesday on charges that Wilson sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl last month in North Austin.

Authorities said Wilson traveled to Taipei shortly after and missed his flight back home.

An arrest affidavit filed this week in Travis County said Wilson, 30, had sex with a girl under the age of 17 on August 15 at the Archer Hotel in Austin and paid her $500.

Wilson is the founder and director of Defense Distributed, a nonprofit that publishes open-source gun designs. Cody Wilson has been accused of having sex with an underage girl and paying her $500 afterward in Texas.

Austin police Friday directed ABC News to the U.S. Marshals Service, which has assumed the lead in the investigation.

Police said they reviewed hotel surveillance footage "showing the victim and Wilson exiting an elevator onto the seventh floor".

In a statement supplied to BuzzFeed News, Taiwan's National Immigration Agency said because Wilson had "lost a valid travel document, he no longer has a legal status to stay in Taiwan".

Wilson sexually assaulted her and then "retrieved five $100.00 bills from a bag on the floor" and gave her the money, the alleged victim told police, according to the affidavit.

Austin Police said that 3D-printed gun blueprint distributor Cody Wilson cancelled his flight back to the USA from Taiwan after learning the 16-year-old girl he allegedly paid to have sex with spoke to police. He later dropped her off at a Whataburger restaurant, she told authorities.

Wilson could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted, according to ABC Austin affiliate KVUE-TV.

The revelation that he had left the country led to a tense and confusing few days in which it was unclear whether police could get to him, since Taiwan doesn't have an extradition treaty with the U.S. A federal judge blocked Wilson from publishing the blueprints online.

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