>> The promoter of 3D printed guns, Cody Wilson, detained in Taipei on Friday and ordered to leave the country. He fled to Taiwan when he learned US police were investigating an accusation he had sex with an underage girl. He was charged with sexually assaulting a minor.>> He had sexual contact with a 16 year old girl, which in the state of Texas is illegal.
>> And his arrest warrant was issued earlier this week. Taiwan doesn't have an extradition treaty with the US. But after the US authorities annulled his passport he was taken to Taiwanese immigration authorities by officers from Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau. Taiwanese officials are in talks with US representatives in Taiwan about his repatriation.
Wilson sparked a legal battle in 2015 after challenging a government ban on posting blueprints for 3D guns on the Internet for free. He claimed it infringed on his rights to free speech and to bear arms. Last month a US judge ordered him not to post the blueprints online.
But Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed, has been selling the 3D firearm designs and delivering them on flash drives.>> I'm happy now at this point to become the iTunes of downloadable guns if I can't be the Napster.>> According to police, Wilson met the underage girl through a website, SugarDaddyMeet.com, and paid her $500 for sex.
Police have said they're aware Wilson travels often for business, but they don't know why he went to Taiwan.