Senior CNN Producer Pays Mother For Sex With Her Daughter
A senior CNN producer faces federal charges after coercing a woman to let him sexually assault her 9-year-old daughter at his home in Vermont, the Justice Department announced Friday.
In addition to engaging in sexual activity with a minor, he also convinced a woman and her 14-year-old daughter to take off their clothes during a video chat in April of 2020. Furthermore, he suggested to a mother of a 16-year-old that they join him at his Vermont house for a “little mother-daughter trip,” so he could groom the teenager for sex.
According to the DOJ, Griffin used messaging apps such as Google Hangout and Kik to contact parents of underage girls.
“The charges against Mr. Griffin are deeply disturbing,” a spokesperson for CNN said. “We only learned of his arrest yesterday afternoon and have suspended him pending investigation.”
Griffin has been employed with CNN since 2013 as a senior producer, where he has worked on programs such as “New Day” and at one point worked with then-political commentator Chris Cuomo, according to his LinkedIn profile.
Griffin faces 10 years in prison and up to a life sentence for each count.