From the article:
More than three months have passed since a warrant (PDF) initially went out for Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson’s arrest. That document detailed Wilson’s alleged sexual assault against a female “child younger than 17 years of age” whom he reportedly solicited through the website SugarDaddyMeet.com. Last Friday, December 28, the State of Texas finally formally indicted (PDF) Wilson. The 3D printed gun advocate now faces multiple charges: four counts of sexual assault of a child, two charges of indecency with a child by contact, and two charges of indecency with a child by exposure.
These charges are all second-degree felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000.
This guy is one of those weird libertarian douchebags that wanted to distribute 3D printed plans to guns. This caused an entire “OH MY GOD!” scare that almost crippled the 3D printing community as everyone freaked out and discussed putting blocks on the 3D printed.
The thing is, while you could 3D print a gun, the industry wasn’t even that far along at the time, and it just wasn’t that feasible. You’d be more likely to hurt yourself than come up with a usable gun.
Then, this guy went out ands slept with a girl that was under 17, and it was kinky as hell. He fled to Taiwan, before coming back and turning himself in. If I recall, he feels this was an entrapment sting because of his obsession with 3D printed gun parts. It had nothing to do with meeting her through sugardaddymeet.com.
My favorite part of his bullshit in this article was this:
Beyond that evidence, Travis County Magistrate Judge Tamara Needles signed off on a few additional search warrants. One from September 26 (PDF) asked for permission to seize photo evidence of Wilson’s groin and upper leg area, since the alleged victim initially told authorities she and Wilson exchanged nude photos and the affidavit states Wilson has a “uniquely identifiable skin condition.”
He’s fired one defense team and replaced them, and his defense is that he thought she was 18. Seriously? Even 18 year olds look dangerously childlike to me. I’d also submit if you are meeting on sugardaddymeet.com? You aren’t an innocent. Sorry, not sorry. Douchebag.
He’s got enough funds to be out on a $150,000 bail despite initially fleeing to Taiwan. What the fuck?