John Griffin, a former producer for CNN, was handed a 19-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to child sex offenses.
Griffin, a Stamford, Connecticut resident, was charged for utilizing interstate communication gadgets to draw minors, some as young as seven years old, to engage in sexual activities at his ski home in Ludlow, Vermont.
Three charges of utilizing cross country correspondences for unlawful sexual activities were brought against Griffin, however two of them were dropped due to a plea deal. Upon Griffin’s arrest, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Vermont issued a statement that accused Griffin of ‘encouraging parents to allow their minors to be educated in sexual subordination.’
Documentations that were eventually unsealed revealed that Griffin sent a text message to a mother of two children, aged 9 and 13. In this message, Griffin had claimed that women are naturally the “dirtiest s–ts possible in every metric.” Subsequently, he urged the woman to ensure her adolescent youngster was taught properly.
In a video call, Griffin had proposed that the mother and her 13-year-old daughter should unclothe and touch each other, in addition to incorporating “spanking” and “c–k worship” during physical meetings.
Griffin had worked at CNN network for eight years and was a producer for the show ‘New Day’. After his arrest, CNN immediately fired him.