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.”