According to the indictment from the US Attorney for Vermont, veteran CNN producer John Griffin of Stamford, CT was indicted on charges of luring young girls to his Vermont ski house for "sexual subservience."
He allegedly used messaging apps to befriend and persuade moms of young girls, telling them "a woman is a woman regardless of her age," and that he should be the one to "train" their daughters sexually.
The indictment says that Griffin reportedly communicated online and on the phone with someone claiming to be the mother of two daughters, ages 9 and 13, in June and July. Griffin allegedly paid the woman over $3,000 to fly her and the 9-year-old girl to Boston in July, where prosecutors claim Griffin picked them up from the airport and drove them to the ski house "where the child was directed to engage in and did engage in illegal sexual activity."
Griffin is accused of suggesting a "virtual training session" through video chat, in which he would coach a mother and her 14-year-old daughter in illegal procedures for illegal conduct.
Griffin faces anything from ten years to life in prison if convicted on each count, according to the news release.
With all of the charges leveled against CNN producer John Griffin, many are curious to learn more about his background.
Who is John Griffin? His Wife and Children:
- John Griffin, a CNN senior producer, has been arrested and charged in a federal case involving the sexual abuse of minors.
- John has a daughter named Ellie, who is between the age of 5 and 7.
- Griffin has kept a low profile when it comes to his personal life, so there is no information on his wife.
- John Griffin, a CNN employee, is reported to have a net worth of $900,000 to $1 million.
- He also has a home in Ludlow and owns high-end automobiles such as Tesla and Mercedes.
- Before joining CNN as a senior producer, he worked at CBS News as an assistant assignment editor for "The Early Show."
- He was promoted to Associate Producer during his contribution to CBS Morning News.
- Griffin received his education at Hackley School and then earned a Bachelor's Degree from Princeton University.
- Griffin engaged in illegal actions while having a good reputation and working for CNN.
Social media presence of John Griffins:
The majority of Griffin's social media accounts are dedicated to his professional endeavors, where he also gives updates on his daughter's development. @jgriffnyc has 237 followers on Instagram with 59 posts. With 2,058 followers on Twitter, he goes by the handle @JGriffNYC. His LinkedIn handle, @JohnGriffin, has almost 500 connections.