Former CNN Producer Gets 19 Years In Prison For Child Sex Charges

  • A federal judge has sentenced former CNN television producer John Griffin to 19 years in prison for his involvement in luring a 9-year-old girl into illegal sexual acts in Vermont.
  • Griffin, a resident of Stamford, Connecticut, had previously pleaded not guilty in 2021 but changed his plea to guilty in December of last year.
  • The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont charged Griffin with three counts of using a facility of interstate commerce to attempt to entice minors to engage in unlawful sexual activity. As part of his plea deal, two counts of enticement of a minor were dropped by the government.
  • In addition to the prison sentence, the judge imposed 15 years of supervised release for Griffin.