Sony Fires Executive Allegedly Seen In YouTube Pedophile Sting

Sony con­firmed it has ter­mi­nat­ed a senior PlaySta­tion exec­u­tive who showed up in a pedophile sting video orga­nized by a cit­i­zen YouTube chan­nel. Senior vice pres­i­dent of engi­neer­ing, George Caciop­po, was rapid­ly fired from the com­pa­ny after alleged­ly appear­ing in a video that was orga­nized by YouTube chan­nel Peo­ple v. Preds.

We are aware of the sit­u­a­tion and the employ­ee in ques­tion has been ter­mi­nat­ed from employ­ment,” Sony stat­ed in an emailed state­ment to CNET.

Accord­ing to the video, a decoy claim­ing to be a 15-year-old boy met with Caciop­po through Grindr, exchang­ing pic­tures and dis­cussing sex­u­al acts. Caciop­po alleged his name was “Jeff” and gave his address, which is where the sting took place. A cam­era­man con­front­ed a man who looks to be Caciop­po, who’s wear­ing a PS5 t‑shirt. The man walked back into the house and closed the door with­out answer­ing any ques­tions. Peo­ple v. Preds states it sent its evi­dence to the San Diego Dis­trict Attorney.

Accord­ing to Caciop­po’s LinkedIn pro­file, he’s been the senior VP of engi­neer­ing at Sony (work­ing on the PlaySta­tion Net­work) for the past eight years.

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