George Cacioppo, Senior Vice President at Sony Interactive Entertainment in San Diego, has been fired by Sony after he appeared to be caught in an amateur paedophilia sting video. Cacioppo’s LinkedIn page states he has been “Senior Vice President Engineering, PlayStation Network” for over eight years.
A YouTube channel, People v. Preds, claimed to have talked to Cacioppo on hook up app Grindr. They posed as a 15 year old boy named Jeff and exchanged pictures with the Sony employee. They then set up a meeting at an address so ‘Jeff’ and Cacioppo could have sex. The video shows Cacioppo standing outside the address waiting for meet and then person holding the camera questions Cacioppo while he retreats inside the house.
Jeff is seen wearing a PlayStation 5 t-shirt.
Sony have acted quickly, “We are aware of the situation and the employee in question has been terminated from employment,” they said in a written statement. It is unclear if the police were called after the event.