The attempted murder charge was dropped, but it was not even close to being the most shocking of the charges he faced.
A week ago, he would have been best known being CEO of a successful startup.
It was an app called Vungle, which allowed for the monetization of in-app purchases, which he launched in 2011.
Today, Zain Jaffer is best known for the charges he is facing.
The CEO of a mobile ad startup has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing his three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter and three other felonies.
Wagstaffe said 29-year-old Jaffer was charged with two counts of child abuse, against his son and daughter, as well as oral copulation of a person under 14, lewd act upon a child and assault likely to produce great bodily injury. An initial charge of attempted murder was dropped after the district attorney determined there was not enough evidence to support it.
Source — Forbes
In 2012, Jaffer was on the Forbes ‘Under Thirty List’.
And now, he is facing perhaps the worst charges imaginable. Sexual misconduct against his own son and daughter. A toddler and an infant.
According to reports, police were called to Jaffer’s home early Sunday morning. When they arrived, they were greeted by Jaffer’s father who told them to go to the backyard. That’s where police allegedly found Jaffer naked attempting to commit the sexual assault of a 3-year-old child.
When police approached Jaffer, it’s reported that he wrapped the toddler in his legs and began choking the child. It took multiple officers to pull the victim away from Jaffer.
Source —DML news
The COO of the company issued a statement:
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.
We learned of the allegations late Monday night, and convened a board meeting, removed him as CEO and I was appointed permanent CEO all within 24 hours. He did not step down for personal reasons as has been erroneously reported. We removed him as rapidly as possible.
The actions of one individual are in no way reflective of the almost 200 dedicated and hard-working people who work for Vungle. Everyone at the company is appalled and deeply saddened by these events.
If he’s done what it’s claimed he’s done, can you even imagine? Oh, those poor kids.