Taiwan police arrest US 3D gun man accused of sex with minor

Police Launch International Manhunt for 3D-Printed Gun Activist Cody Wilson

Police Launch International Manhunt for 3D-Printed Gun Activist Cody Wilson

"The foreigner came legally to Taiwan visa-free but he no longer has a valid passport. the agency will discuss with the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) to arrange the return to his country soon", the Taiwan Immigration Agency statement read.

According to Taiwanese authorities, Wilson arrived on the island on September 6 and attempted to rent an apartment in Taipei but was yet to move in.

He was ordered to leave Taiwan because he no longer has a valid travel document, said Zhang Wen-xiu, a director of the worldwide affairs and law enforcement division at Taiwan's National Immigration Agency.

TAIPEI, Taiwan Authorities in Taiwan arrested the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns who is wanted in the us over an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward, official media reported.




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

Austin police have said Wilson flew to Taiwan earlier this month after a friend told him officers were investigating an allegation by a 16-year-old girl who said she was paid $500 to have sex with him at a hotel in the Texas capital.

Wilson is the founder of Defense Distributed, the focus of a legal and political battle over its placing on the internet blueprints for plastic guns that can be made with a 3-D printer. Police allege in an affidavit filed September 19, that Wilson had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward. A counselor for the teenager reported the accusation to Austin police a week later, according to the affidavit. In an affidavit first obtained by KVUE, the victim claimed that she had met Wilson on the website SugarDaddyMeet.com, and law enforcement officials had confirmed the existence of surveillance footage capturing Wilson and the victim checking into an Austin, Texas, hotel together on August 15. The girl told investigators that Wilson paid her $500 after they had sex and then dropped her off at a Whataburger restaurant.

In a court filing this week, Wilson was accused of having sex with the girl at an Austin hotel last month. Police said they were able to corroborate the teen's claims through interviews and surveillance footage.

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