Ex-CNN Producer Pleads GUILTY To Child Sex Crimes In Federal Court

Written by K. Walker on December 13, 2022


Just one year after his indictment by a grand jury, Chris Cuomo’s former producer pleaded guilty to child sex crimes in a federal court.

John Griffin, 45, of Stamford, Connecticut, was charged last year for using interstate commerce to lure a 9-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity at his Vermont ski home.

Griffin was arrested on December 10, 2021, a day after being indicted by a grand jury for the 2020 sexual abuse of the child. He was fired from CNN after his arrest.

The Associated Press reports:

As part of the plea deal, the government will drop the two remaining counts of enticement of a minor against John Griffin, 45, of Stamford, Connecticut.
According to the plea deal, Griffin met a woman on a website during the summer of 2020 and persuaded the woman to bring her 9-year-old daughter to his Ludlow, Vermont, ski home for illegal sexual activity.
Griffin paid the woman and girl to fly from Nevada to Boston, picked them up and drove them to his Vermont home where the girl said Griffin sexually assaulted her, court records say.
Source: Associated Press

The disgraced CNN producer/child sex abuser faces a minimum of 10 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 and other fees. In addition, Griffin must “pay full restitution to the victims, an amount which will be determined by the court.”

According to the Associated Press, Griffin has also agreed to “forfeit a Tesla vehicle, and electronic items and to donate half of the proceeds from the sale of his Vermont home and the upcoming sale of a Mercedes vehicle into the court registry.”

Griffin’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 2023.

Fox News reports the disturbing details of the abuse and Griffin’s sick, sick ideas.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Vermont wrote in a statement last December that Griffin “sought to persuade parents to allow him to train their daughters to be sexually submissive.”
“Griffin later transferred over $3,000 to the mother for plane tickets so the mother and her 9-year-old daughter could fly from Nevada to Boston’s Logan airport. The mother and child flew to Boston in July of 2020, where Griffin picked them up in his Tesla and drove them to his Ludlow house. At the house, the daughter was directed to engage in, and did engage in, unlawful sexual activity,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Vermont alleged.
According to the unsealed indictment, Griffin stated he believes there is a “wanton whore” at “the core of any” female and that “a woman is a woman regardless of her age,” according to messages included in the indictment.
Griffin sent text messages to a mother of two daughters, ages 9 and 13, which stated, “One of the big lies of this society is that women are delicate innocent angels and they are in actuality, naturally, the dirtiest sluts possible, in EVERY metric.”
The CNN producer also allegedly texted the mother, “When handled appropriately, a woman is a woman regardless of her age” and urged the mother to make sure her 13-year-old daughter was “trained properly.”
Source: Fox News

The indictment also included creepy statements made by Griffin online claiming to have “sexually trained girls as young as 7 years old” and advising a mother that her 14-year-old daughter would be a good candidate for his training. His “training” was to begin by video chat where he allegedly “planned to instruct the 14-year-old and her mother to remove their clothing and touch each other” and eventually declared in-person meetings would include “spanking” and “c–k worship” according to Fox News.

Clearly, we really need to bring back shame.

Last year, CNN had not one, but two producers that expressed creepy sexual desires for children.

Here is Tucker Carlson commenting on CNN’s 2021 Producer Pedo Problem.

While it’s great news that this pedo creep is heading to the clink… let’s not forget that there are still many, many creeps that walk free among us.

We need to have justice for all of these abused children and not let pedophiles hide behind big bank accounts or celebrity status.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker