Sunday, September 23, 2018

Arrest Warrant for Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed on Money for Sex with 16 year old Girl

Cody Wilson, the public voice and face of Defense Distributed, is in serious legal trouble.

Cody Wilson has a warrant for his arrest, signed by a judge in Texas. Wilson is said to be in Taiwan, and may stay there depending on the outcome. The warrant is based on credible evidence that Cody Wilson paid for sex with a 16-year-old young woman. It is unknown if Wilson has been legally served. It seems unlikely.

Cody Wilson has been a thorn in the side of those who want a disarmed population for the last six years.  His exploits with 3D printed guns and the organization he founded in Defense Distributed has been making history and winning where it counted. He has out-foxed and out fought his opponents over the last six years. He has made them look like fools.

I have met Cody a few times. He struck me as very smart. The last couple of times he was with a young woman who seemed to be in a serious, long term relationship with him. I did not notice any wedding rings.

There are obvious questions about whether this encounter was encouraged by the many enemies Cody has made. If so, they did a much better job with this honey trap than the current Democrat mob has been able to do with Judge Kavanaugh.  Here are some of what is alleged in the warrant as of this writing.

Cody Wilson arranged to meet the young woman online. He used an alias (Internet records). They met a few days later (surveillance video). They went to a hotel (surveillance video), stayed for about 35 minutes, and left. Their are records on the young woman's phone. She identified Cody Wilson from a photograph.  He is said to have paid her $500 cash for sex.  That is against Texas law in any case. Her age makes the sexual contact into a felony.

Cody Wilson is in serious trouble. His outspoken philosophy of anarchism makes it plausible he will seek to avoid arrest in the United States. Taiwan does not have an extradition treaty with the U.S.

Cody Wilson has been the public voice of Defense Distributed. Defense Distributed has not been a one man show. While Wilson may be discredited with the current charges and scandal, there is little reason to believe the multiple lawsuits filed by Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation against numerous powerful United States politicians will be dropped or stopped.

The lawsuits name Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) as the plaintiffs, not Cody Wilson, personally.
 Plaintiffs Defense Distributed and Second Amendment Foundation, Inc., by and through undersigned counsel, complain of Defendants as follows:
I do not claim to know what has been happening in Cody Wilson's personal life. In many states, 16 years old is the age of consent. In Texas, it is not.

Cody Wilson's legal troubles should have no effect on the status of Defense Distributed's lawsuits to protect First and Second Amendment rights. The operative word is "should". In fact, Cody has a strong personality and has been a leading voice for First and Second Amendment rights. His absence is bound to be felt.  In the next few months, we will find who steps up to the plate at Defense Distributed.

Wilson's legal problems serve as a warning to all those involved in fighting for Constitutional rights. The more effective you are, the more you become a target. The more effective you are, the more careful you should be to avoid the slightest impression of illegality or impropriety.

In today's world, the word of a young woman, combined with the video evidence of opportunity, is plenty for a warrant to be issued. If I had been the judge, and the evidence in the warrant were presented to me, I would have issued a warrant as well.

We are well started into a world where the vast majority of our travels and interactions are recorded and stored. At present, it takes considerable effort to combine all the records into a seamless account of what an individual did.

Software to make such an account easily, cheaply, and quickly available is evolving at an accelerating rate.

Our best hope is to make sure that politicians and government agents are included in the web of transparency we are weaving with the new technology.

Our defense of Constitutional rights is even more important with such powerful technology in the hands of the government and private actors, or combinations of the two.

©2018 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice and link are included.

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Cody Wilson, 3D printed-gun designer, booked in Harris County Jail with bond set at $150,000
Cody Wilson booked in Harris County Jail with bond set at $150,000.
Author: Madelin Ryan
Published: 8:19 AM CDT September 23, 2018
Updated: 8:44 AM CDT September 23, 2018

AUSTIN — Cody Wilson is back in the United States and is booked in the Harris County Jail as of 4:20 a.m. Sunday morning.

He has an active warrant out for his arrest in Travis County for felony sexual assault. This after investigators with Austin Police say he paid a 16-year-old girl for sex.

His bond is currently set for $150,000 and he has agreed to personally hire an attorney.

Police believe he recently fled to Taiwan after he was tipped off about the warrant by a friend of the victim.

READ: Cody Wilson, 3D printed-gun designer, arrested in Taiwan on US sexual assault charge

While there, police said Wilson missed a scheduled flight back to the U.S.

"We know Mr. Wilson frequently travels for business, we don't know why he went to Taiwan. But we do know before he left, he was informed by a friend of the victim that she had spoken to police and police were investigating him for having sex with a minor," said Commander Troy Officer.

On Friday, he was escorted through the airport to board a flight back to Houston, Texas.

During a forensic interview with the Center with Child Protection on Aug. 27, the sexual assault victim told counselors she met Wilson through the website, Court documents show Wilson used the profile, "Sanjuro," and told the victim that he was a "big deal." During the conversation, he also identified himself as "Cody Wilson." Police said the two exchanged cell phone numbers and continued their conversations using the Apple iMessage service on her phone.

The victim told police that on Aug. 15, she and Wilson met in person in the parking lot of Bennu Coffee on 515 South Congress Ave. Court documents show Wilson showed up in a black Ford Edge four-door sports utility vehicle with a license plate that matches one registered to Wilson's business, Defense Distributed. Court documents show there was surveillance video of this meeting.

The victim then told police that Wilson took her to the Archer Hotel at 3121 Palm Way. Surveillance cameras captured the two using the valet service, in the lobby and in the elevator. According to retired Travis County Judge Charlie Baird, the website "" should not face any charges or be held liable in this case. In his mind, they did their due diligence to make sure she was 18. In that case, the liability would be on Wilson.

"Everything in a situation like this falls upon the individual who is attempting to have sex with a minor and that individual suffers very serious consequences,'" said Baird.

KVUE asked APD if there was any evidence that the 16-year-old girl was a part of any human trafficking and they said they believe the girl acted alone in signing up.

"It's human trafficking if force, fraud or coercion are used. It's also trafficking if a person under 17 years of age is harbored, transported or provided to another," APD said.

His Austin-based company, Defense Distributed, sells blueprints for producing plastic firearms using 3D printers.

Wilson said at a press conference in August that, despite a federal judge's order to block access to the files on the company's website, he is selling the gun blueprints by emailing them and by mailing them on USB drives. Wilson said this is a secure way of communication that was not included in the judge's order
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