By: Savannah Smith | 10-23-2017 | News
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Silicon Valley Tech CEO Arrested on Child Sexual Assault Charges

The Silicon Valley Tech CEO accused of sexually assaulting a child and battery of an officer has been arrested.

Zain Jaffer, 29, was arrested for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, battery upon an officer and emergency personnel, lewd act upon a child and oral copulation of a person under 14. San Mateo County Sheriff’s office has made the confirmation.

Jaffer’s own father is said to have called the police to go to the family house in Hillsborough, a tony community south of San Francisco, around 4 a.m. on October 15.

Some local reports say the attempted murder may be dropped from the list of charges against Jaffer.

Jaffer is behind the operations of Vungle, a start-up that makes video ads tailored for mobile devices.

The company’s new CEO, Rick Tallman released a statement about Jaffer’s termination on Friday. He said: “We are aware of the extremely serious allegations leveled against our former CEO, and we are shocked beyond words. While these charges are completely unrelated to his former role at the company, they are obviously so serious that it led to his immediate removal.”

Jaffer will appear on court on November 1.


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