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(LifeSiteNews) – Facebook parent company Meta fired former manager of community development Jeren Andrew Miles after an Indiana-based watchdog group allegedly lured him to a phony sex meetup with a nonexistent teen victim.

Journalist Andy Ngo reported that Predator Catchers Indianapolis (PCI) allegedly lured Miles, 35, to Le Meridien Columbus hotel in Ohio via a sexually-explicit text exchange with someone he thought was a 13-year-old boy [CONTENT WARNING for potentially disturbing language]:

PCI’s Eric Schmutte told Ngo that he is sending the evidence the group has gathered to Columbus law enforcement, as well as police in Miles’ apparent hometown of Palm Springs, California.

“I was flirting, I was talking to him,” Miles admits in the video. He can be seen initially denying “any intention of meeting up with him,” only to later admit that “I gave a location.”

Miles has also been a board member of the LGBT group Equality California. The group no longer lists him as such on its website, though it did as recently as February 5.

Last year, Seymour, Indiana prosecutor Jeffrey Chalfant expressed disapproval of PCI’s activities, saying his office “will not file criminal cases based on investigations conducted by vigilantes.” But in this case, PCI’s evidence was enough for Meta to cut ties with Miles.

“The seriousness of these allegations cannot be overstated,” a company spokesperson told the Daily Caller. “The individual is no longer employed with the company. We are actively investigating this situation and cannot provide further comment at this time.”

This is not the first time Facebook has suffered negative publicity related to sexual crimes. Last year, the social network was sued for failing to prevent its platform from being used by sex traffickers.

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