George Cacioppo, who had been senior vice president of PlayStation Network since 2013, was allegedly caught arranging sex with a lure posing as a 15-year-old boy, according to a video from People vs. Preds.
According to the video, Cacioppo spoke with a person who said he was 15 on Grindr, the social networking app for gays, bi and trans.
The executive would then have exchanged photos and provided his address to the decoy in order to have sex.
The executive is seen being approached outside his home in the footage, dressed in a PlayStation 5 t-shirt, before closing the door on the person behind the camera accusing him of approaching what he believed to be a 15-year-old.
In a statement provided to Cnet, Sony confirmed that Cacioppo had been fired.
“We are aware of the situation and the employee in question has been terminated,” Sony said in a statement on Sunday.
It is not yet clear if law enforcement has been alerted, and Cnet says San Diego Police did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the matter.
A representative of People v. Preds told Kotaku that the reason the video was released publicly, rather than given to the police, was that “the police department don’t work with ‘cyber groups’ like us. This is when the Internet takes over.