Former CNN producer John Griffin has admitted to being accused of having sex with children


A former CNN producer was found guilty Monday of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl after taking her to a ski lodge in Vermont.

John Griffin, 45, pleaded guilty in federal court to using interstate commerce to entice a minor, which had the remaining two counts of solicitation of a minor indicted against him last year dismissed.

Griffin, who lives in Stamford, Connecticut, met a woman online and convinced her to bring her 9-year-old daughter to his $2.5 million cabin in Vermont, where he had sex with the child, prosecutors said.

Griffin paid the mother $3,000 to fly from Nevada to Boston in July 2020, where he took them in a Tesla to his home in Ludlow, Vermont, where he lured the young girl into illegal sex activities.

The mother, Heather Carriker, was also arrested and charged with child abuse and sexual assault.

The former producer allegedly asked the parents of several minors to bring their daughters home and allegedly wooed girls as young as 7 to his pillow.

He told his parents that he believed “a woman is a woman no matter her age” and therefore all women should be sexually subservient and inferior to men, prosecutors said.

John Griffin asked parents to bring their young daughters to a ski lodge in Vermont.
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Griffin allegedly solicited other young girls through their parents to have sex for him, according to court documents.

In April 2020, he invited the mother of a 14-year-old girl to conduct a “virtual session” with her daughter via video chat, in which he instructed the couple to undress and touch each other under his instructions.

Two months later, he tried to convince a woman and her 16-year-old daughter to take her on a “little mother-daughter trip” to a ski lodge for sex.

Prosecutors said in court documents that he tried to lure the girls to a ski lodge in Vermont for “exercise sessions” on topics such as “exercise” and “kk worship.”

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CNN fired Griffin after his arrest. He worked at the station for about eight years.
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Griffin, who has three children of his own, was arrested on Dec. 10, 2021, and initially pleaded not guilty to defrauding a minor. He was fired by CNN — where he worked for about eight years — after the arrest, the network said at the time.

He faces a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison at the March 20 sentencing and must pay an unspecified amount of restitution to the victims.

Griffin also faces a fine of up to $250,000 and agreed to forfeit Tesla and pay half of the proceeds from the sale of the Vermont ski lodge and Mercedes.

He will likely be ordered to register as a sex offender and must participate in treatment.

With post wires.

No relation to New York Post reporter John Griffin.

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