A senior vice president at Sony who has worked on the PlayStation Network has been fired after being caught in an amateur version of “To Catch a Predator”. George Cacioppo allegedly tried to set up a meeting with a person who claimed to be a fifteen-year-old boy. The sting was set up by pedophile hunting group People v. Preds.

Sony issued a statement via email to CNet. They said that they know about the incident and have fired Cacioppo. The alleged predator has not yet commented on the event.

“We are aware of the situation and the employee in question has been terminated from employment.”

In the video produced by the group, a man walks down the street at night towards a home. Another person, presumably Cacioppo, appears. He wears a PS5 shirt. The camera operator refers to the man as “Jeff” and questions him. Cacioppo then closes the door and goes back into the house.


People v. Preds attached a Google Drive link that included the receipts of Cacioppo’s interaction with what he thought was a young teenager. The two exchanged messages on Grindr. They discussed sex acts and exchanged photos. He then gave the decoy the fake name and his home address.

The producers of the video then sent the information to the San Diego County District Attorney’s office. That office has not commented on any potential charges or investigation. The PlayStation Pedo is likely busy lawyering up. You can watch the video of the sting operation below.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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