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3D printer gun plans seller pleads guilty to sex with minor

1 year 5 months 2 weeks ago Friday, August 09 2019 Aug 9, 2019 August 09, 2019 11:01 AM August 09, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say the founder of a Texas company that sold plans for making untraceable 3D printed guns has pleaded guilty to having sex with an underage girl.

Travis County Assistant District Attorney Joe Frederick says Cody Wilson pleaded guilty Friday to a lesser charge of injury to a child under a plea deal with prosecutors.

Wilson's recommended sentence would keep him out of prison while requiring him to register as a sex offender for seven years and serve deferred adjudication probation.

Wilson was arrested in Taiwan last year, where police say he flew after learning he was being investigated over the allegations.

Wilson founded Austin-based Defense Distributed, which was selling designs to make 3D printable guns. He stepped down as the company's director after his arrest last year.

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