Cody Wilson has been at the center of a controversy concerning 3D printed gun designs which have been made available over the internet. For years, the debate has continued as Wilson and his company, Defense Distributed, have been fighting lawmakers.
Wilson has long advocated that the First Amendment protects his rights to distribute digital designs for 3D printing. These digital files, when sent to a 3D printer, allow for the additive manufacturing of a firearm.
While the debate over whether or not the First Amendment should protect digital code, which can be used for creating tangible firearms continues, one thing is for certain: The First Amendment doesn’t protect someone from sexual assault. Wilson will have to find another defense in order to defend himself from the latest allegations being made against him.
KVUE TV in Austin, Texas reports earlier today that Cody Wilson has been charged with sexual assault of a minor.
The alleged victim, who was under the age of 17 at the time, says that she met Wilson through a website called SugarDaddyMeet.com. Wilson allegedly used the screen name, “Sanjuro” and told his victim that he was considered a “big deal,” likely referring to his name being mentioned in the news over the past several years.
The victim, who remains unnamed, claims she met with Wilson in person in the parking lot of a coffee shop on August 15, and that he then sexually assaulted her at the Archer Hotel in Austin before paying her $500. Security cameras were able to identify the two using the hotel’s valet service and elevator.
As of now, Wilson is not said to be in custody.