A senior Sony vice president has been terminated from the electronics and entertainment giant after trying to arrange a sexual encounter with a minor in an amateur pedophilia sting video.
George Cacioppo, 64, was caught trying to arrange a meeting with a 15-year-old boy, according to a video posted by the YouTube channel People v. Preds. He also exchanged texts before the meeting. (see below)
Cacioppo at the time of recording was a senior vice president of engineering for Sony for the past eight years and worked on the PlayStation Store, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He has since been fired since the news broke.
“We are aware of the situation and the employee in question has been terminated from employment,” Sony said in an emailed statement Sunday.
George Cacioppo hasn’t responded to a request for comment submitted through his LinkedIn account.
It’s unclear whether law enforcement was called following the encounter. San Diego Police has not yet responded or commented on the matter.
For full details about what happened and text exchange, see the article below:
Warning: story contains text messages that some may find disturbing.