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3D-Gun Designer And Sexual Assault Suspect Cody Wilson Reportedly Arrested in Taiwan

Austin police issued an arrest warrant for Wilson on Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl last month

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Cody Wilson is the founder of the Austin-based, 3D-printed gun design firm Defense Distributed.

Cody Wilson, founder of the Austin-based, 3D-printed gun design firm Defense Distributed, has reportedly been arrested in Taiwan, according to multiple outlets.

Austin police issued an arrest warrant for Wilson on Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl last month in North Austin.

Authorities said he traveled to Taipei shortly after and missed his flight back home.

EBC News in Taiwan reports Wilson attempted to lease a home in Taipei this week, but a real estate agent recognized him from news coverage and alerted authorities, leading to his arrest.

While Taiwan does not have an extradition agreement with the U.S., police there have said they are cooperating with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force’s investigation and, EBC reports, are planning on returning him to Texas, where he faces a second-degree felony charge of sexual assault.

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