Oculus engineer arrested soliciting sex from 15-year-old

Oculus engineer arrested in a sting involving police and a 15-year-old girl.

Published Mon, Dec 26 2016 9:11 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Oculus is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons today, with Oculus' Head of Computer Vision Dov Katz being arrested in a sting involving a police officer who was posting as a 15-year-old girl.

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TechCrunch reports that Katz meeting with what he thought was a 15-year-old girl at Embassy Suites in Tukwila, Washington - aftrer he had text messaged the 15-year-old girl agreeing to pay $300 with her for sex without a condom. The police officer pretended to be a 19-year-old who, closer to the time of meeting Katz, said she was being honest and act ually a 15-year-old. The Oculus engineer responded saying "sure", adding: "do you have another pic?".

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Some sickening stuff right there, with Katz ending being arrested without incident, with $600 found in the room along with his smartphone. The police officer in question said he arrested Katz for 'Commercial sexual abuse of a minor', but Katz said he was a hero, and instead was "there to rescue her and call the police".

Katz is being arraigned until January 5, with bail set at $125,000.

NEWS SOURCE:techcrunch.com

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