Cody Wilson released from jail after paying $150,000 bond in Houston
Austin, Texas-- Cody Wilson, the Austin man behind a 3D printed gun company, has been released from custody under sexual assault charges after posting bond, according to our sister station in Houston.
Wilson was captured by U.S. Marshals and taken into custody as he arrived at the International Airport in Houston last night.
Wilson is charged with the sexual assault of a juvenile female in Travis County. He was arrested in Taipei at a hotel on Sept. 21 by Taiwan police, assisted by the U.S. State Department Security Service, U.S. Marshals said in a statement.
Austin police received an arrest warrant for Wilson for sexual assault after a counselor contacted the police on Aug. 22 and said a girl under the age of 17 had told her she had sex with Wilson after meeting through a dating website SugarDaddyMeet.com. Police said Wilson and the girl met at a South Austin coffee shop before going to a North Austin hotel, where he allegedly assaulted her and paid her $500 in cash.
When it was thought likely that Wilson had fled Austin, APD called for the U.S. Marshal's help on Sept. 19.
In a statement sent to CBS Austin, Cody Wilson's Attorney, Samy Khalil of Gerger, Khalil & Hennessy said:
“We are glad that Cody is back in Texas again where we can work with him on his case. That’s our focus right now, representing our client and preparing his defense.”
Wilson is the owner of Defense Distributed, which is listed as a nonprofit, private defense firm.
A tweet on the company's account shows there will be a press conference Tuesday at 11 a.m. It is unclear what the conference will be about and if Wilson will be there.