Ex-Cnn Producer John Griffin Gets 19 Years In Prison

Former CNN Producer Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years!


paraphrase: A disgraced CNN producer accused of child sex abuse heard from the young victim that she will “never trust anyone again” as he was sentenced to more than 19 years behind bars. John Griffin, 46, was ordered to serve 19 years in prison and 15 years’ supervised release at a US District Court hearing in Vermont on Tuesday. Griffin, of Stamford, Connecticut, pleaded guilty in December to using interstate commerce for the enticement of a minor.

According to VT Digger, during his court appearance, the Princeton University graduate expressed to Judge William K. Sessions III that he had acted without considering the consequences. He explained that when interacting with people online, they ceased to be individuals and instead became mere screen names.

Griffin, who is a father of three, was accused by prosecutors of convincing a woman he met on the internet to bring her 9-year-old daughter to his luxurious Ludlow ski retreat, valued at $2.5 million. It was alleged that he sexually abused the child during their time there.

Furthermore, the accused reportedly paid the mother $3,000 in July 2020 to travel from Nevada to Boston, where he picked them up in his Tesla and transported them to his residence. Once there, he allegedly instructed the young girl to engage in sexual acts.

There is currently no update on the child abuse and child sexual assault charges filed against Heather Carriker, the mother of the girl involved in the case. 

As a part of John Griffin’s plea deal, the two additional charges against him, specifically the enticement of a minor, were dismissed.

Griffin’s substantial sentence follows his arrest in December 2021, where he faced numerous charges for inviting girls as young as 7 to his residence in Vermont for training related to sexual subservience.

In the first paperwork, it was said that he had convinced ladies he had met online that “a woman is a woman regardless of her age” and that he ought to be the one to “train” their young children sexually. 

The state’s attorney claimed that Griffin also made an effort to coerce two children into engaging in sexual behavior using apps like Kik and Google Hangout.

For instance, he allegedly proposed a “virtual training session” in April 2020 where he would encourage a mother and her 14-year-old daughter to undress and have physical contact.

As part of his plea deal, Griffin cannot have contact with anyone under 18 years old, except in the presence of an appropriate adult approved by his probation officer.

He is also banned from areas frequented by minors such as playgrounds, schools and theme parks unless given permission by his probation officer.