KCNC Creative Director Arrested for Internet Luring of a Child

By Kevin Eck 

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John Edward Cushing, the creative marketing director for Denver CBS-owned station KCNC, has been arrested and charged with internet luring of a child.

The Denver Post reports Cushing is out on $10,000 bond after being accused of offering an underage girl money to watch him masturbate.

“We are aware of the charges,” said a KCNC spokesperson. “He was suspended immediately pending criminal proceedings.”

Cushing allegedly started a conversation with a cop who was posing as a 15-year-old girl.

“Cushing allegedly offered the officer posing as a teen $40 to watch him perform sexual acts in his car,” reports Denver ABC affiliate KMGH. “The suspect also exchanged photographs with the officer.”

Days later, Cushing offered the undercover officer $20 to meet her at a Taco Bell to say “hi,” according to an arrest affidavit.

Cushing allegedly said in a text conversation, “It’s not illegal to say hi at the Taco Bell. Nobody can get in trouble for that.”