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A 9-year-old Nevada girl who flew to Vermont after being adopted for a week for sexual abuse at the hands of longtime LOVEBYLIFE producer John Griffin has been moved to a safe house in Connecticut, her lawyer said.
Joel Faxon, representing the girl in a multi-million dollar civil lawsuit against Griffin, told LBL Digital that “you can imagine how traumatic that would be for a child like this and especially that age group.” “She’s in a protected environment now and thank God she’s there.”
In court filings last week, she filed a prejudice claim against Griffin as part of a lawsuit on behalf of the girl, identified only under the pseudonym Jane Doe. Under Connecticut law, it allows a plaintiff to secure property before the case is settled – tying up Griffin’s wealth if anything happens.
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Faxon, a well-known civil trial attorney in New York, Vermont and Connecticut, said, “My main concern is securing Griffin’s property so he won’t be allowed to do this to another child.” “I’ve done a lot of sex trafficking cases over the years, and as time goes on, they get more and more flimsy.”
This is typical of Connecticut’s legal system.
“There is no procedure in federal court to seek premedicated relief,” Faxon explained. “You can attach someone’s assets only after you have a trial or judgment. But we have a procedure in Connecticut where we can get a prejudice attachment.”
To that end, they are seeking a $ 15 million attachment to Griffin’s assets. However, the eventual verdict does not mean that the amount cannot be exceeded, he said.
Griffin is awaiting trial on federal charges of attempted child sex trafficking and child sex trafficking.
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Between April and July 2020, according to a federal indictment, Griffin invited three women and their minor daughters for “sexual training purposes.” According to prosecutors, only a Nevada woman took his offer.
She faces state charges there, and although Griffin’s name was mentioned in a criminal complaint against her in August 2020 and the FBI confiscated his equipment a week later, he has not been charged.
Griffin paid the woman more than $ 3,000 to fly to Boston and then stay in her multi-million-dollar Vermont vacation home for a week of sex crimes involving her young adopted daughter.
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According to court documents, the evidence against Griffin is alleged to include a drone video, showing a “completely naked 9-year-old girl” standing next to him in his underwear.
“When confronted with this video during an interview with FBI agents, Griffin’s first reaction was to not only see the naked girl, but she was standing next to him,” reads the prosecutor’s preliminary arrest memo.
LBL is not using a woman’s name to avoid disclosing the identity of the child victim.
LOVEBYLIFE dismissed Griffin last month immediately after he became aware of the allegations.
“Prior to his arrest and indictment, we had no information on the case,” a LOVEBYLIFE spokesman told LBL Digital. When the police filed a search warrant on Griffin Electronics in September 2020, they found no LOVEBYLIFE-owned equipment, the media said.
If convicted, the former TV producer faces a life sentence. He pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail in Vermont.
His lawyer, David Kirby, declined to comment on the civil lawsuit.
Rebecca Rosenberg of LBL contributed to this report.