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Longtime CNN Producer John Griffin Sentenced to $ 15 Million in Civil Laws in Federal Child Trafficking Case


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John Griffin, longtime CNN producer fired last month over child trafficking allegations, has been named in Connecticut civil lawsuit alleging “despicable acts” of “horrific sexual abuse” and exploitation .

“For several years leading up to 2020, the defendant solicited young girls, including the minor plaintiff, for the purpose of persuading, inciting, inducing and coercing them into engaging in sexual activities, sexual exploitation and / or sex trafficking, ”he added. , filed last week in Bridgeport, alleges.

In criminal proceedings, Griffin faces one count of trafficking and two counts of attempted trafficking in federal court in Vermont after allegedly soliciting parents with minor children.

Last month, longtime “New Day” senior producer John Griffin was arrested by the FBI after being charged with shocking sex crimes with girls as young as nine.
(Vermont State Police)

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Between April and July 2020, Griffin reportedly invited three women and their underage daughters “for the purpose of sexual training,” according to the federal indictment. According to prosecutors, only the Nevada woman accepted his offer.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of a 9-year-old “Jane Doe” and guardian “next best friend,” Janet Doe, seeks up to $ 15 million in damages.

Some allegations likely mirror those of a 2020 Nevada criminal complaint against the victim’s adoptive mother and Griffin’s federal indictment announced last month.

Longtime CNN Producer John Griffin Sentenced to $ 15 Million in Civil Laws in Federal Child Trafficking Case

Former CNN senior producer John Griffin’s Vermont cottage where he’s accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl.
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Griffin allegedly paid a Nevada woman more than $ 3,000 to travel to Boston and then stay at her multi-million dollar Vermont vacation home for a week of sex crimes involving her adopted young daughter.

Evidence against Griffin would include a drone video he allegedly took showing a “completely naked 9-year-old girl” standing next to him in her underwear, court documents show.

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“When confronted with this video during an interview with FBI agents, Griffin’s first response was simply to suggest that he was not looking at the girl naked, despite the fact that she was standing so close to him to touch her, ”one reads in the prosecutor’s pre-trial detention note.

Fox News does not use the woman’s name to avoid exposing the identity of the child victim.

Shortly after the woman’s arrest in August 2020, federal investigators seized electronics and storage devices belonging to Griffin.

But no charges were announced until mid-December 2021 – drawing criticism from some former investigators who said they saw no legitimate reason for the delay.

Longtime CNN Producer John Griffin Sentenced to $ 15 Million in Civil Laws in Federal Child Trafficking Case

Former CNN senior producer John Griffin’s Vermont cottage where he’s accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl.
(Fox News digital)

CNN fired former producer Chris Cuomo after his arrest.

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“Prior to his arrest and charge, we had no knowledge of the case,” a CNN spokesperson told Fox News Digital. The outlet also said that no devices owned by CNN and issued to Griffin had gone missing or had been reported lost as of September 2020, when investigators said they seized some of his electronic devices.

Last year Griffin left the $ 4 million Connecticut home he shared with his wife due to marital issues, sources told Fox News Digital. He was living alone in Stamford when the FBI arrested him last month.

Longtime CNN Producer John Griffin Sentenced to $ 15 Million in Civil Laws in Federal Child Trafficking Case

John Griffin’s $ 4 million home in Norwalk, Connecticut.
(Fox News digital)

Griffin’s attorney, David Kirby, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

If found guilty, the former television producer could face life in prison.

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He has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail in Vermont.

Fox News’s Rebecca Rosenberg contributed to this report.


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