Veteran CNN producer John J. Griffin, 44, was arrested by the FBI on December 10th. And the indictment was unsealed Monday. He is being accused of luring underage girls for sexual abuse.
Griffin, who worked closely with now ex-anchor Chris Cuomo, for years, has been suspended from CNN.
— FBI Albany (@FBIAlbany) December 10, 2021
The cable-network executive was allegedly using a “BDSM dating, Fetish, and Kink” website. He was trying to find parents to allow him to train their minor daughters in sex and subservience.
In at least one instance, after texting and phone conversations Griffin allegedly transferred the parent $3,350 to cover the costs for a trip from Nevada to Boston.
According to court documents he bragged about engaging girls as young as 7 for “sexual subservience” training. He attempted to lure at least four girls, for the deviant sessions. And offered such things as “spanking” and “c–k worship.”
CNN producer charged with sexual abuse
Griffin was active on the kink website during 2020. During a series of online conversations, he “espoused a way of life in which women are sexually subservient and inferior to men.” the indictment claims.