3D gun-printing activist Cody Wilson sentenced to probation in sex case

31-year-old Cody Wilson, the controversial Austinite and former UT student who made national headlines for his volatile relationship with the federal government has been sentenced after being indicted for having sex with an underage girl.

According to the Travis County DA's office, the plea negotiation includes seven years of deferred adjudication probation and Wilson will be required to register as a sex offender.

Wilson has been in the national spotlight since 2013 when he put blueprints for a 3D-printed plastic gun called "The Liberator" online. He founded a company called Defense Distributed.

In 2018, a 16-year-old victim came forward saying the two connected on sugardaddymeet.com, had sex at a North Austin hotel and then Wilson paid her $500.

After an international manhunt, Wilson was arrested in Taiwan.

As part of Wilson's sentencing, he'll also have to perform 475 community service hours, pay $4,800 in restitution to the victim and install monitoring software on his internet-connected devices.