The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont reported Saturday that John Griffin, a CNN television network worker, was arrested by the FBI after a grand jury in Vermont indicted him on three counts of using a facility of interstate commerce to attempt to entice minors to engage in unlawful sexual activity.
The CNN worker is 44 years old. His first appearance was this Saturday in the Federal Court in New Haven, Connecticut. The office detailed that according to the indictment, from April to July 2020, Griffin utilized the messaging applications KIK and Google Hangouts to communicate with people who were allegedly parents of minor daughters. In the messages, he told them that a “woman is a woman regardless of her age,” so he should train them to be sexually submissive.
The indictment against John Griffin
According to the prosecutor, he was telling them that women should be sexually subordinate and inferior to men. “In June 2020, Griffin commented to a mother of 9 and 13 year old daughters that the mother’s responsibility was to see that her older daughter was ‘properly trained.’ Griffin then transferred over $3,000 to the mother for plane tickets so that she and her 9-year-old daughter could fly from Nevada to Boston’s Logan Airport,” the Office said.
“The mother and child flew to Boston in July 2020, where Griffin picked them up in his Tesla and drove them to his Ludlow house. At the house, the daughter was directed to participate and engage in unlawful sexual activity,” the statement highlights.
The indictment lists three other similar instances. It detailed that it includes a notice indicating that the government intends to seek forfeiture of Griffin’s Ludlow house, his Tesla, a Mercedes and other properties that were used in the cases.