Cody Wilson sentenced to probation in sexual assault case

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Cody Wilson, former head of 3D-printed gun company Defense Distributed, has been sentenced to seven years of probation in a plea deal over sexually assaulting an underage girl. The Associated Press reported today that Wilson will register as a sex offender and serve 475 hours of community service. He also won’t be able to own a gun while on probation, and he will pay a $1,200 fine and $4,840 in restitution to the victim.

Wilson was originally charged with second-degree sexual assault, but he pleaded guilty in August to the lesser offense of “injury to a child.” Prosecutors reportedly “met extensively with the victim and her parents” before making the decision. Despite this, according to Ars Technica, a judge asserted that “there is…

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Author: Adi Robertson