Former CNN Producer Sentence to Over 19 Years in Prison for Child Sex Crimes

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Former CNN producer John Griffin has been sentenced to more than 19 years in prison after pleading guilty to coercing a 9-year-old into illegal sex acts, with an additional 15 years of supervised release.  Griffin worked for eight years as a senior producer and worked closely with Chris Cuomo. In 2020 Griffin met a woman through a website and convinced her to bring her 9-year-old daughter to his ski home in Ludlow, Vermont, for sex. He paid her $3,000 for the encounter.  The mother was also charged with child abuse and sexual assault.