It’s been almost a week since one of Facebook’s employees was arrested for allegedly attempting to solicit sex from a 15 year-old girl, and the company has yet to say anything. Dov Katz, the head of computer vision at Oculus VR, was arrested at a hotel near Seattle on December 21, where he allegedly thought he was meeting a 15 year-old girl.
We’ve reached out to Facebook, as well as the head of Oculus public relations, multiple times via phone and email, to see if Katz is still employed at the company or find out if Facebook has any comment on the charges. We have yet to hear anything. Katz was pictured alongside Oculus founder Palmer Luckey in a 2013 Wired story, and was called “an an integral part of the team that developed the Oculus Rift headset,” in a Times Of Israel profile. Katz is an Isreali citizen living in America.
Here are the charging documents that offer more detail on the specific circumstances surrounding Katz’s arrest:
We will update this post if we hear back from Facebook.