Meta has fired its Manager of Community Development, Jeren Andrew Miles, who allegedly sent sexually explicit texts to a 13-year-old boy and planned to meet up with him at a later date.
According to Post Millennial, the high-level staff was caught during an amateur undercover sting operation in Columbus, Ohio, with a video of the encounter being posted to YouTube channel “Predator Catchers Indianapolis” on Wednesday.
Miles, 35, of Palm Springs California, was said to have been busted in a hotel, where he agreed to grant an interview to the channel.
Journalist Andy Ngo also shared the video in which the anti-paedophile group interrogated Miles.
This is so wild. Facebook/Meta's Manager of Community Development, Jeren A. Miles, was allegedly caught in an amateur child sex sting. YouTube channel "Predator Catchers Indianapolis" live-streamed their interrogation of him. Read my breaking report:https://t.co/V0iePnkwKR pic.twitter.com/D1aw1BDdeP
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) February 17, 2022
In the video, Miles can be heard admitting to sending sexually-explicit messages to the boy he said he believed to be 13 years old.
However, he said, he was merely “flirting” and “talking” with the teenager and had no plans to meet up with him.
Later on, he can be heard admitting to giving the teenager “information” and “location” where they could meet up.
After the video was released, Miles, who serves as a member of the board of directors for LGBTQ+ group, Equality California, deleted his social media accounts on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
A spokesman for Meta, Facebook’s parent company, told The Daily Caller that Miles is “no longer with the company.”