A senior Sony govt is out of a job after being uncovered in an novice pedophilia sting operation by Individuals v. Preds, which posted a video on YouTube.
George Cacioppo, who served as a senior vp on the group behind PlayStation, allegedly chatted with a decoy who he believed was a 15-year-old boy on Grindr. Cacioppo, 64, tried to fulfill with the boy at 4:30 a.m.
As a substitute, a cameraman exhibits up at Cacioppo’s home, and he comes exterior carrying a PS5 t-shirt. The cameraman, who refers to him as “Jeff,” asks him who he’s assembly up with. Cacioppo turns round and walks again into the home.
“We can have a conversation, or I can call the cops,” the cameraman says, which Cacioppo ignores. The cameraman begins yelling all through the neighborhood that Cacioppo supposed to fulfill up with a younger boy and threatens to name the police.
CNET reviewed the chat between the previous exec and the decoy, and Cacioppo believed he was chatting with a 15-year-old boy. He informed the decoy his identify was “Jeff,” and the 2 “exchanged pictures and discussed sex acts.” Cacioppo gave his handle, and the decoy mentioned he would Uber over.
Individuals v. Preds mentioned that it will hand over the knowledge to the San Diego District Lawyer’s Workplace. The New York Put up confirmed with a San Diego Police Division spokesman that “there is an active investigation being led by the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).”
“We are aware of the situation, and the employee in question has been terminated from employment,” Sony informed CNET in an emailed assertion on Sunday.