Meta employee fired after ‘child sex sting’ video goes viral — Analysis
According to the 35-yearold, he admitted sending sexually explicit messages and he did so to an individual whose 13-year-old son.
Meta’s manager of community development, Jeren Miles, has been dismissed from his post, a spokesperson for the social media giant told the Daily Caller on Thursday, after video of Miles being interrogated by members of ‘Predator Catchers Indianapolis’ went viral.
Miles is 35 and appears to have admitted to sending multiple explicit sexual messages to a boy he thought was 13 years old. He even made plans to meet him at a hotel. “It is hard to overstate the seriousness of these accusations,” the spokesperson said.
While Miles initially told the ‘predator catchers’ he was just “flirting” and “Talking” to ‘Cory’, the nonexistent boy, insisting he had no “Intention to meet up with him,” he later admits that he “Information” and “a location” for the meet – the Le Meridien Columbus hotel in Ohio, where the architects of the sting interviewed him.
This is just crazy. Jeren A., Facebook/Meta’s manager of community development. Miles was apparently caught in an amateur child-sex sting. You can watch his interrogation live on YouTube by “Predator Catchers Indy”. Read my breaking report:https://t.co/V0iePnkwKRpic.twitter.com/D1aw1BDdeP
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) February 17, 2022
Social media quickly went viral with clips from Miles’ two-hour long video being interrogated in detail by amateur predator catchers. Since then, the Meta ex-exec deleted his profiles on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.
While he repeatedly tells his interviewers he has never felt attracted to young boys and says this is the “one time I’ve done this,” they accuse him of blatantly grooming the imaginary 13-year-old as they read Miles’ messages back to him in the hotel room.
“I won’t have any restraint around you if I’m horny,” one of the messages Miles admits to sending reads. When the predator catchers confront him with his own words, he insists it was just flirting.
‘Predator catcher’ Eric Schmutte, who filmed the encounter, reportedly told journalist Andy Ngo that he was sending all chat logs and other evidence related to the incident to authorities in both Columbus and Palm Springs, California – Miles’ home city.
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