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Who is George Cacioppo?
A PlayStation executive was fired after an amateur group of “predators” filmed him inviting what he thought was a 15-year-old boy to their home.
George Cacioppo was Senior Vice President of Sony Interactive Entertainment, who had worked in engineering and at the PlayStation Store since 2013.He has now been been “fired” from his position, after reportedly appeared over the weekend in the video of a pedophile sting operation.
George Cacioppo allegedly sent explicit photos and GPS location of him to a member of the YouTube account “People v. Preds” via the gay connection app Grindr in October. The lure claimed to have recently turned 15, according to screenshots from the exchange.
The 64-year-old has worked for PlayStation for eight years.
Sony said on Sunday he had been fired Cacioppo had Grindr profiles under the names “Giving Head” and “Hosting BJ 4U,” according to screenshots shared on Google Drive by People v. Preds.
He appeared to have sent a message to the decoy fro the first time on October 10, although it is unclear what the profile of the decoy looked like.
Do you like to be sucked? You have photos? Cacioppo asked.
He continues to send a photo of himself. When the decoy tells him that he is 14 years old, he seems to ignore the warning.
“Photos?” He asked again. “Mmmm so cute,” he says after receiving one.
The gaming executive then asks the teen about his s*xual experiences, even if he has ever performed oral s*, and shares his location: the Carmel Valley residential community in San Diego.
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Sony Interactive Entertainment fired George Cacioppo, senior vice president of its engineering division, after he allegedly appeared in a YouTube video about pedophilia.
The YouTube channel People vs. Preds, which broadcast the encounter on Friday, is a vigilante group that conducts undercover amateur operations to expose suspected predators. Cacioppo is accused of inviting a 15-year-old to have s*x via Grindr and text messages, according to People vs. Preds. Sony told CNET on Sunday that Cacioppo had been “fired.”
Cacioppo worked at Sony on its PlayStation Network, according to his LinkedIn profile. He had been with the company for more than eight years before firing him. The People vs. Preds shows a cameraman approaching a house in the dark, with Cacioppo, wearing a PlayStation 5 t-shirt, allegedly standing outside. When the cameraman confronts the man, he returns to the house and closes the door. People vs. Preds also posted chat logs in which Cacioppo appears to invite a person, pretending to be a 15-year-old, for s*xual acts.
CNET is now reporting that the senior vice president
CNET is now reporting that the senior vice president has been fired, and a Sony representative said in a statement: “We are aware of the situation and the employee in question has been fired.”
Meanwhile, a representative from People v. Preds tells Kotaku that the reason this information was released publicly, rather than being turned over directly to authorities, was that “the police department does not work with ‘cyber groups’ like us. That’s when the internet takes over. “However, they also say that” evidence has been turned over to authorities. ”
A representative from people vs. Preds told Kotaku that he turned over evidence to the police after posting the video publicly. “The police department does not work with ‘cyber groups’ like us,” the representative said. “That’s when the Internet takes over.”
Sony has not responded to Polygon’s request for comment.
Quicks and Facts
- George Cacioppo, 64, was a senior vice president of engineering at PlayStation
- The executive chatted with a decoy claiming to be 15 on the hookup app Grindr
- The text exchanges, and eventual confrontation with a videographer, were shared on YouTube by the amateur ‘predator’ sting account ‘People v. Preds’
- On Sunday, Sony said it was aware of the situation and had fired Cacioppo