Cody Wilson was charged with sexual assault of a child, which is a second-degree felony, on Wednesday, according to the Austin Police Department.
Wilson, allegedly, met the 16-year-old girl on a website called SugarDaddyMeet.com. There are claims that he paid the girl, whose name has been withheld in court documents, $500 for sex at a hotel in Austin, Texas on August 15.
Investigative reporter Tony Plophetski for KVUE in Austin posted the documents on his Twitter account.
Apparently, a friend of the 16-year-old alleged victim told Wilson that he was under investigation before he left. He didn’t return from an international flight back to the U.S. that he was scheduled to take.
Austin Police Commander Troy Officer stated: “It was unclear why Wilson went to Taiwan. Wilson’s name has been entered into a national law enforcement computer listing him as wanted for sexual assault of a child.”
“The charge is sexual assault, and the statute says a victim under 17 is considered a child,” Cmdr. Officer said. “My detectives have interviewed and spoken with this victim, and in their opinion, if someone mistakes their age, it’d be because she’s younger not older.”
Cmdr. Officer added that the allegations against Wilson would constitute a second degree felony, which is punishable by up to 20 years, and a $10,000 fine.
The judge in the case set a bond at $150,000 despite the fact that Wilson still hasn’t been arrested. If he returns to the United States, he’ll have to surrender his passport. The U.S. Marshals have issued a wanted poster to help lead to the arrest of WIlson.