In his August ruling, Judge Robert S. Lasnik of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a preliminary injunction on the blueprints with the intention of mitigating risks to the public, arguing that the lawyers who had filed suit against Wilson "have a legitimate fear that adding undetectable and untraceable guns to the arsenal of weaponry already available will likely increase the threat of gun violence they and their people experience".
Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson was arrested at a hotel in Taipei City's Wanhua District at around 6pm local time in Taipei today, according to reports in Taiwanese outlets The Liberty Times (Chinese, Google Translate) and United Daily News (Chinese, Google Translate).
Staffers at the Zhongzheng Second police precinct in Taipei, Taiwan, where the media outlet Taiwan News reported the apprehension, were familiar with the case but could not confirm any arrest because of the late hour there, they told ABC News.More news: Viral Aussie emu-killer arrested & charged with animal cruelty
Commander Troy Officer, head of Austin PD's Organized Crime Division, stated in a Wednesday press conference that a sexual assault warrant had been issued for Wilson. According to the warrant, the teen said she had sex with the 30-year-old, whom she had met on SugarDaddyMeet.com, in exchange for $500. The National Immigration Agency is now urging the American Institute in Taiwan to issue a valid travel document for Mr Wilson, so he can be deported back to the USA accordingly.
He was ordered to leave Taiwan because he no longer has a valid travel document, said Zhang Wen-xiu, a director of the global affairs and law enforcement division at Taiwan's National Immigration Agency.
Before leaving the United States, Wilson was informed by a friend of the victim that she had spoken to police, they said.More news: Rosenstein Proposed Recording Trump, Using 25th Amendment To Oust Him Last Year
"We know that Mr. Wilson frequently travels for business", Officer said.
Wilson sexually assaulted her and then "retrieved five $100.00 bills from a bag on the floor" and gave her the money, the alleged victim told police, according to the affidavit. He paid her $500 for sex. It is expected to deport him to the U.S.to face those charges, which carry a potential 2 to 20 years in prison and $10,000 fine.
Wilson is a self-described "crypto-anarchist" at the center of a fierce legal battle over whether Americans should be able to print guns that would be unregulated and untraceable.More news: Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal temporarily removed by Vatican
Years of litigation followed, leading to a settlement in July allowing Wilson to re-release the gun's downloadable blueprints.