Sony VP Fired After Being Busted As Child Sex Predator
A senior Sony executive was fired after being caught redhanded by an amateur pedophilia sting operation.
The video shows a cameraman, who was walking towards Cacioppo as he stood outside of a house, asking him who he planned to meet, referring to Cacioppo as “Jeff.”
“I can call the cops or we can have a conversation,” the cameraman told Cacippo.
Cacioppo disregards the questions and walks back into his house as the cameraman tells him, “I’ve got your face on video you f*****g scumbag.”
Cacioppo closed the door, so the cameraman started shouting loudly.
“Excuse me, everybody, this guy invited a 15-year-old boy to have sex with him tonight,” he shouted.
Cacioppo was subsequently fired from Sony following the release of the video.
“We are aware of the situation and the employee in question has been terminated from employment,” Sony said in a statement.
According to Grindr, minors are prohibited from using the site, and furthermore “any violation or suspected violation will result in a ban.” The policy extends to communication between users, so that “if a user communicates with another user that they believe to be under 18, that is also a violation of our age policy.”
The app was the subject of a 2019 investigation by The Times which found underage users were bypassing Grindr’s age verification controls, resulting in many children being sexually exploited. According to one July investigation, more than 100 men in the U.S. have been charged with crimes related to sexual activity with minors they had met on Grindr.
“It creates an easy place for sexual predators to look for these kids,” Jack Turban, a fellow in child and adolescent psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine, said. “Grindr is also at fault for knowing that this is happening and not doing anything about it.