PlayStation executive fired after pedophilia allegations

George Cacioppo, Sony's Senior Vice President of the PlayStation Network since 2013, has been fired after allegedly being featured in a video by the vigilante, pedophile sting operation group People v. Preds. A member of the channel had been posing as a 15-year old on grindr and received nude photos from "Jeff", alleged to be Cacioppo by the group, and arranged to meet for sex. In the video, a member of the group approaches a home and addresses the man standing in the doorway, wearing a PS5 t-shirt, as Jeff, and admonishes him for arranging to meet up with an underage person for sex. "Jeff" quickly closes the door and refuses to engage, even as the man threatens to phone the police.

In the description for the video, there is a Google Drive link to screenshots of the alleged chat logs between "Jeff" and the operators of the People v. Preds account. The screenshots show two different conversations, one on October 10, 2021, which did not result in a meetup, and one on December 3, 2021, the day the video was posted and appears to end with them arranging a meetup. In the chat logs, "Jeff" exchanges many pictures with the minor, and in one selfie is seen wearing the same PS5 t-shirt as in the video. He is also aware he is speaking to a minor and provides his address so they can meet up.

In a statement to Cnet, a Sony spokesperson confirmed that Cacioppo had been fired. "We are aware of the situation and the employee in question has been terminated from employment," reads the statement sent to Cnet. Also, in a correspondence with Kotaku, the People v. Preds account claims they released this information publicly rather than simply handing it over to police because "the police department doesn’t work with ‘Cyber groups’ like us. That’s when the internet takes over.” However, since then, the "evidence has been turned into the authorities." There is no news yet of legal action being taken as a result of the sting.
 
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Oh boy. Pedophilia is everywhere. And it is not going away. Pedophilia exists because of porn movie. Bad influence.
Not quite, unless you're saying there was porn movies in ancient Greece and Rome? I'm pretty sure this has always been around, it just wasn't illegal until pretty recently.. and even now the world can't seem to agree what the right age should be. I've seen some villages where an old man can marry a 12 year old girl, it's disgusting.
 

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Jesus, what is it with people. I mean, why, just what the actual [insert lots of bad words]?
I know I’ll never understand why they do it, but I just hope that justice gets served in the way it does if my family found out someone local did this kind of thing.

That’s all I can say without incriminating us all and getting us locked up, for doing the right thing…..

… Yes, I’m a f’kin caveman, but sometimes the old ways are the best ways, I don’t give a shit :P
 

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Good, if that piece of shit really is a pedoscum, let that human filth rot in prison forever and make him drop the soap. The $%@ is that moron thinking?? But I wonder, if the inmates knows why he's in jail, won't he get stabbed?

Next scum to throw behind the bars is Bobby Toxick.
 
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..! But these are kids! This guy is tainting young lives before they have a chance to become adults. Pedophiles are just sick, twisted people. :angry:

If you're an adult and someone takes advantage of you, you can have that person arrested. With kids, kids don't have as many abilities as an adult. I feel sorry for these kids. :sad:
 

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Isn't this technically hebephilia?
Ephebophilia actually. So long as we're dealing with technicalities, I'd like to remind everyone that their beef is with people who sexually abuse children. That is to say, child molesters. Child molester and pedophile are not synonymous. Even if they were, this guy wouldn't fit the definition due to the age of the kid he thought he was targeting. If you're going to be wishing rape and/or a brutal death upon somebody, at least be sure to get the details correct first.

I'd personally wish for a society where fewer people became child molesters in the first place. Much more effective than wishing for revenge in my view.
 

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No such thing, a term coined in recent history in an attempt to normalize "specific kinds" of pedophilia
It's a psychological term. But I do understand what you mean

Ephebophilia actually. So long as we're dealing with technicalities, I'd like to remind everyone that their beef is with people who sexually abuse children. That is to say, child molesters. Child molester and pedophile are not synonymous. Even if they were, this guy wouldn't fit the definition due to the age of the kid he thought he was targetting. If you're going to wish brutal death and rape upon somebody, at least be sure to get the details correct first.
Ah yes. You're correct.
 

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Glad he was fired and is being investigated now, but vigilante justice is NOT the solution. He mentions that the police don't work with "cyber" groups like his, and there's a reason for it - cyber vigilante groups have falsely accused people countless times and ruined lives as a result. This is the law's job, not some random guy with a hero complex. Due process is an important thing to society, normalizing the act of violating it is just cancel culture x1000.
 

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Glad he was fired and is being investigated now, but vigilante justice is NOT the solution. He mentions that the police don't work with "cyber" groups like his, and there's a reason for it - cyber vigilante groups have falsely accused people countless times and ruined lives as a result. This is the law's job, not some random guy with a hero complex. Due process is an important thing to society, normalizing the act of violating it is just cancel culture x1000.
This is the issue with these youtuber channels doing "expose" vids. It's better law enforcement takes care of it.
 

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Comments on this thread is pure cancer.
The classic "die pedo scum" and "i hope he is raped and tortured in prison".
hmm, maybe instead of advocating for killing people that have a clear mental illness, we try to get them help and rehabilitate them? I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure no one CHOOSES to be a pedophile, and I would think people wishing them to die a horrible painful death would only make them suppress their fucked up desires until they actually try and molest some kid.
A simple Google search shows that castration and hormone therapy are effective in treating pedophilia, I'd rather try and help make these people normal than waste millions of dollars in taxes for them to rot in a cell.
 

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The classic "die pedo scum" and "i hope he is raped and tortured in prison".
hmm, maybe instead of advocating for killing people that have a clear mental illness, we try to get them help and rehabilitate them? I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure no one CHOOSES to be a pedophile, and I would think people wishing them to die a horrible painful death would only make them suppress their fucked up desires until they actually try and molest some kid.
A simple Google search shows that castration and hormone therapy are effective in treating pedophilia, I'd rather try and help make these people normal than waste millions of dollars in taxes for them to rot in a cell.
Some people just won't understand, and they keep wishing for the guilty's death in the worst ways
 
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