Austin 3D gun printing advocate accused of sexual assault involving juvenile, reports say

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AUSTIN, Texas – Cody Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed, has been charged with sexual assault after allegedly having sex at a hotel with an underage girl for $500, according to KVUE.

The girl told Austin police that she created a profile on, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

KVUE journalist Tony Plohetski tweeted that Austin police said Wilson used the name “Sanjuro” on the website before meeting up with the girl in August.

Wilson has made headlines in the past for selling blueprints that could allow people to build 3D printed guns.

The legislation text from a court order bans giving the plans away for free so Wilson decided to sell them instead.

"Anyone who wants these files is going to get them. I'm gonna sell it to them, I'm gonna ship them. That began this morning," Wilson said to CNN. "That will never be interrupted. The free exchange of these ideas will never be interrupted."

More than 1,000 people reportedly downloaded blueprints for the AR-15 before Judge Robert Lasnik blocked the release and the free download file was removed from Defense Distributed’s website.

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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.