On Friday, Dec. 10, a CNN senior producer, John Griffin, who managed Chris Cuomo’s show was arrested by the FBI on charges that he sexually abused girls as young as seven years old. The charges are so severe that he could spend the rest of his life in prison.
According to Fox News, Griffin who remains in custody until the hearing which will be this Wednesday, was found guilty by a Vermont state grand jury of using an interstate commerce facility to attempt to lure minors to engage in illegal sexual activity.
While news of his arrest broke on Friday, it was only today that documents in the case were made public and the details of the abuses committed by the CNN producer are sickening.
It is unclear whether Griffin used CNN’s name or his position at the network, at least the reports do not specify, but the producer was first convincing the girls’ mothers to bring them to his home to ‘train’ them sexually.
Griffin sent various messages via Kik, Google Hangouts and texts to the mothers of the 9- and 13-year-old girls, telling them that “One of the big lies of this society is that women are delicate innocent angels and they are in actuality, naturally…[expletive]” (his words refers to prostitutes).
The perverted CNN producer told the mothers that “girls are women no matter what age” and urged them to allow him to ‘train’ them. It is not known yet whether he was promising them some career opportunity in TV.
In a statement, the Vermont attorney general’s office detailed 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 prosecution release detailed.
The documents also reveal that the perverted CNN producer sexually ‘trained’ a 7-year-old girl. He also proposed to a mother and her 14-year-old daughter to do a ‘training’ via video chat where the mother and daughter engaged in sexual activity.
CNN temporarily suspended the producer claiming it was unaware of the charges until Friday when he was arrested by the FBI.
His attorney declined to comment.
Some of the details of the case are irreproducible to this media outlet.
Authorities are seeking to keep the assets Griffin used to trick and abuse the girls which include the Tesla electric car, a Mercedes Benz, his home and other belongings such as computers and cameras, items that were seized at the time of his arrest.
Griffin faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison on each count, according to the Department of Justice.
Chris Cuomo was fired from the news network on Nov. 30 for using his position to help his brother, the former governor of New York, cover up his sexual abuse against several women, who eventually resigned after prosecutors found him guilty of such abuses.