CNN Producer Had Devices Seized 17 Months before Child Sex Arrest
Griffin had allegedly solicited three mothers and their underage daughters
New disturbing details have emerged from a Nevada criminal complaint, including a 9-year-old being pimped out to CNN producer John Griffin
Authorities also became aware of Griffin's depraved activities almost two years ago, but the FBI didn't arrest him until Friday.
Griffin had allegedly solicited three mothers and their underage daughters for fetish sex training.
The third count in the federal indictment is based on an encounter with the 9-year-old in July 2020, where $3,500 was paid by Griffin.
Federal investigators seized "computers storage media, devices, phones, cameras, MicroSD cards, images, and video" from Griffin on Sept. 2, 2020, according to court documents.
"Prior to his arrest and indictment, we had no knowledge about the case," a CNN spokesperson told Fox News Digital.
The outlet also added that no CNN-owned devices issued to Griffin were lost or reported missing.
As Fox News reported:
The federal indictment accuses him of trying to entice minors to his Vermont vacation home for sexual encounters last year – and one Nevada mom allegedly took him up on the offer in July 2020.
The criminal complaint filed against the Nevada woman on Aug. 25, 2020, in Henderson Justice Court details the horrific abuse and describes her as the adoptive mother.
The woman allegedly flew the 9-year-old from Nevada to Boston, Massachusetts, where Griffin is accused of picking them up in a Tesla and driving them to his $2 million vacation house in a Vermont ski town, according to the federal indictment.
As Neon Nettle reported:
Griffin sent text messages to a mother of two daughters, ages 9 and 13, which stated, "One of the big lies of this society is that women are delicate innocent angels and they are in actuality, naturally, the dirtiest sluts possible, in EVERY metric."
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Vermont wrote in a statement that Griffin "sought to persuade parents to allow him to train their daughters to be sexually submissive."
"Griffin later transferred over $3,000 to the mother for plane tickets so the mother and her 9-year-old daughter could fly from Nevada to Boston’s Logan airport," the U.S. Attorney's Office in Vermont wrote.
"The mother and child flew to Boston in July of 2020, where Griffin picked them up in his Tesla and drove them to his Ludlow house."
"At the house, the daughter was directed to engage in, and did engage in, unlawful sexual activity."
The CNN producer faces mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years of imprisonment and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for each count, according to the Department of Justice.
A motion for detention pending trial was submitted because "there is a rebuttable presumption that no condition or combination of conditions will reasonably assure the appearance of the defendant as required and the safety of the community because there is probable cause to believe that the defendant committed" crimes against a minor.