Sony Interactive Entertainment’s senior vice president resigned after being reportedly involved in a video of a pedophile sting operation.
George Cacioppo, senior vice president of SIE, has been with the company for eight years and claims that footage from the vigilant judicial group People vs Preds has arranged to meet a 15-year-old boy, CNET reports. Was dismissed. For sex.
In the video, you can see a cameraman disguised as the boy in question walking towards a man who claims to be Cassioppo before asking if his name is “Jeff”. A man wearing a PS5 T-shirt and having his face in the camera returns home immediately before closing the door. After interacting with the pair, the cameraman can be heard yelling in the neighborhood, “This guy invited a boy over the age of 15 to have sex with him tonight.”
Although the man’s identity has not been officially confirmed, the group also posted some screenshots claiming a detailed conversation that took place prior to the encounter on the social media platform Grindr. The message claimed that the pair exchanged photos on the platform and called himself Jeff before the man they claimed to be Cassioppo agreed to meet in person.
A statement sent by Sony to Cnet on Sunday confirmed that the employee had been dismissed. “We are aware of the situation and the employee in question has retired,” the company said. In another statement to Kotaku, People v Preds confirmed that evidence from the sting operation had been “delivered to authorities.”
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