(NewsGlobal.com)- Last week, Jaren A. Miles, the manager of global community development for Facebook, was ensnared by an amateur sting operation that seeks to catch child predators “in the act.” After the video went viral on YouTube, Meta, the parent company of Facebook released a statement announcing that Miles is no longer employed by the company.
The 2-hour video, posted to YouTube by PCI Predator Catchers Indianapolis, does not catch Miles in the act, nor does it show him admitting to any specific sexual activity. So it isn’t clear if any legal action can be taken over the contents of the video.
Instead, the video features two people questioning Miles and getting him to admit to exchanging sexually graphic communications with someone he believed was a 13-year-old boy. After the video went viral, Miles deleted his social media accounts and left his position at Facebook.
In a statement from Meta spokesman Andrew “Drew” Pusateri that acknowledges the “seriousness” of the allegations against Miles, Meta notes that “the individual” no longer works at Facebook. Pusateri added that Meta was “actively investigating” the matter and would not provide any further comment.
It is not clear from Pusateri’s statement if Jaren Miles resigned or was terminated from his position in the company.
According to TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden, in addition to sending a written statement from the company, Pusateri also attempted to talk her out of reporting on the story, arguing it wasn’t newsworthy since other media outlets weren’t covering it.
Meanwhile, the National Pulse was quick to point out that before becoming Policy Communications Director for Meta, Andrew Pusateri spent over ten years working for Democrat politicians.
He previously served as Communications Director for Hillary Clinton’s campaign team in Missouri. Pusateri also worked for former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill, Michigan Senator Gary Peters, and former Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley.