A senior Sony vice president has been fired from the electronics and entertainment giant after being caught in an amateur pedophilia sting video.
According to a video posted by the YouTube channel, Jorge Cacioppo was allegedly trying to arrange a meeting with a 15-year-old boy. People vs Preds, Cacioppo was the senior vice president of engineering for Sony for the past eight years and, according to him, worked on the PlayStation Store. LinkedIn Profile, He has been fired since he appeared in the video.
“We are aware of the situation and the employee in question has been terminated,” Sony said in an emailed statement on Sunday.
Cacioppo did not immediately respond to a request for comment submitted through its LinkedIn account.
In the video, a cameraman is seen walking down a street to a house with Cacioppo standing outside. He then asks Cacioppo who he plans to meet, referring to him as “Jeff”. As the cameraman asks more questions, Cacioppo runs back into the house and closes the door, refusing to answer. The cameraman starts yelling that he will call the police on Cacioppo.
According to a Google Drive link posted in the description of the video. Cacioppo reportedly spoke to a man who said he was 15 on Grindr, a social networking app for gay, bi, trans and queer people. The two exchanged photos, and Cacioppo revealed to Noah that his name was “Jeff”. He then allegedly forged his address to have sex. Noose said they would take an Uber to his place, and Cacioppo was waiting outside.
It is not clear whether law enforcement was called after the encounter. San Diego police did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the matter.