Counter-Strike co-creator Jess Cliffe pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor

Rubberpigg

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Counter-Strike co-creator Jess Cliffe, 37, has pleaded guilty to charges of sexually exploiting a minor, according to his court docket.
Cliffe first appeared in court on Feb. 2, and filed his guilty plea on Oct. 8.
Cliffe was charged with soliciting sex from a minor through a website called Seeking Arrangement.
During the investigation, the victim, who was 16 at the time, told police that Cliffe paid her for sex multiple times, and videotaped their sexual interactions against her will.
Cliffe is best known in the esports and gaming communities for his work with Minh Le in creating the original Counter-Strike in 1999.
Prior to his arrest and trial, Cliffe worked at CS:GO developer and publisher Valve.
He was suspended after his arrest, though his current employment status with the company is unclear.
Cliffe's sentencing hearing is set for Nov. 2.

https://www.thescoreesports.com/csg...eads-guilty-to-sexual-exploitation-of-a-minor
 

Rubberpigg

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Someone on Twitter said that the sentencing hearing took place on November 2nd as scheduled,and that Cliffe was fined at least $5600 + restitution.
Unconfirmed though.
 

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So its a site for 'sugar babies' and 'sugar daddies' which you have to sign up for and belong to ....... I'm not seeing the innocent one in this anywhere :unsure:
 

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So its a site for 'sugar babies' and 'sugar daddies' which you have to sign up for and belong to ....... I'm not seeing the innocent one in this anywhere :unsure:
Though Jess should have known where not to stick his dick I'm in agreement with you here,

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The website actively promotes hypergamy and states that relationships are on the Sugar Babes terms, and then there are their terms,

The Website may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals Seeking relationships. As one of the conditions of Your use of the Website and the Service, You represent, warrant, and agree that You will not use (or plan, encourage, or help others to use) the Website or the Service for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by this Agreement or by applicable law (including but not limited to any applicable export controls). It is Your responsibility to ensure that Your use of the Website and the Service complies with this Agreement and to seek prior written consent from the site for any uses not permitted or not expressly specified herein. Reflex Media specifically prohibits any use of the Website or the Service, and You hereby agree not to use the Website or the Service, for any of the following:
  1. Using the Website as an escort or prostitute or using the Service to promote, solicit, or engage clients for an escort or prostitution service, or to engage or facilitate human trafficking of any kind, including past escort activities or affiliation with an escort site or service;
  2. Posting or sending material that exploits people under the age of 18, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18, failing to report knowledge of a person under the age of 18 to support@Seeking.com, or continuing to use the site to interact in any way with anyone You know or believe is under the age of 18. Any violation of these prohibitions will result in termination of Your Membership and possible referral to law enforcement or other agencies, such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
but contradicts itself,

  1. Eligibility
    1. You must be at least eighteen years old to register as a Member or use the Website. By using the Website, You represent and warrant that You have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If You become a Member, You represent and warrant that You have never been convicted of a felony and that You are not required to register as a sex offender or with any reciprocal designation with any government entity. You will only use the Service in a manner consistent with this Agreement and any and all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, United States export control laws. By using the Service, You represent that You have not been designated by the United States government as a “Specially Designated National” or other person to whom the provisions of the Service are prohibited. Registration for, and use of, the Service are void where prohibited. You are responsible for determining whether the use of the Service is legal in Your jurisdiction.
      Otherwise Stated: You must be 18 years old to use Seeking. As a Member, You are telling us that You have never been convicted of a felony and that You are not required to register as a sex offender or any similar designation with any governmental agency. You will only use the Service as per these terms and all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. You cannot use the Service if it isn’t legal where You are located. You are responsible for determining whether You can legally use the Service.
Oh, and Jess played games, silly woman.
 

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The site has an age limit, she must have signed up in contravention of the rules.

Based on the article it sounds like she witheld her age from him,
“At this point, (the teen) wanted to point out that it was illegal to be in possession of child pornography (in reference to the video he had just taken), but decided against it as to not upset him in addition to the fact that [she] could not be certain that he was aware of her true age of 16 years.”
This sounds like a little gold digger knowing full well what she was doing with deceit, guy gets nailed with zero repercussions to her. He got a raw deal.
 
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