See update below.
BREAKING: Austin man at center of 3D-printed gun debate faces sex assault charge
The affidavit said a counselor called Austin police on Aug. 22 to report that a girl under the age of 17 told her she had sex with a 30-year-old man on Aug. 15 and was paid $500.
In a forensic interview on Aug. 27, the girl told authorities that she created an account on SugarDaddyMeet.com, and began exchanging messages with a man who used the username “Sanjuro,” the affidavit said.
The pair messaged online, then began exchanging text messages.
“During this conversation, ‘Sanjuro’ identified himself as ‘Cody Wilson.’ Victim said that ‘Sanjuro’ described himself to the victim as a ‘big deal,’ ” the affidavit said.
I decided to check. To sign up you must give your age. If you give an age lower than 18, it immediately returns an error: “Age” must be between 18 and 99.
Even assuming the allegations are true, he had every reason to believe he was meeting someone of legal age.
UPDATE: I had been toying with the idea that this was a catfishing variant targeting Wilson, but I’ve got to admit that this doesn’t look good.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Austin Police Department told the public Wilson still wasn’t in custody. The Defense Distributed founder’s last known whereabouts are Taipei, Taiwan, and he skipped his flight back to the states. Authorities believe he received a tip about the new allegations.
The warrant affidavit is a bad sign. Vehicle description matches one registered to Defense Distributed, valet record of the vehicle (that generally includes the tag number), a lot of video (making an impersonator less likely), hotel registration.
“My detectives have interviewed and spoke with this victim, and in their opinion if someone mistakes their age, it’d be because she’s younger not older.”
That’s pretty subjective, and without a picture, I can’t say how old I’d take her for; but again, not good.
Add that in with Wilson leaving the country… It’s looking a lot less like a setup. I sure would like to hear Wilson’s side of all this.