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Texas 3D-Printed Gun Firm Owner Accused Of Paying For Underage Sex

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — An affidavit accuses the owner of a Texas company that makes untraceable 3D-printed guns of paying $500 cash to have sex with a girl under 17.

The affidavit filed Wednesday in state district court in Austin accuses 30-year-old Cody Wilson of sexual assault of a juvenile. It says he met his alleged victim through the website

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Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed company, holds a 3D printed gun, called the "Liberator", in his factory in Austin, Texas on August 1, 2018. (credit: Kelly West/AFP/Getty Images)

Wilson hasn't responded to a phone message. Jail records indicate he's not in custody.

Wilson, a self-described "crypto-anarchist" who opposes restrictions on gun ownership, is identified in the affidavit as the owner of Austin-based Defense Distributed. He announced last month that he is selling 3D-printed gun blueprints through his website after a federal court blocked posting them online for free.

That followed a collection of states suing to stop a settlement that the federal government had reached with Defense Distributed.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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