Source: R. Cort Kirkwood

CNN was hit with yet another major scandal on Friday when authorities arrested a top producer in connection with a child-rape scheme that led to “unlawful sexual activity,” as federal prosecutors in Vermont put it.

Senior producer John Griffin paid a mother $3,000 to rape her daughter, the indictment alleges.

Griffin brags that he worked “shoulder-to-shoulder” with Chris Cuomo, whom the network fired because he moonlighted as a political advisor for his brother, New York’s disgraced former governor, Andrew Cuomo.

The latest scandal at the hate-Trump network suggests that the leftists who lectured us about the evil in the White House before Traitor Joe Biden was elected might want to give the moral preening a rest.

Indictment

The FBI arrested Griffin on Friday after a grand jury indicted him on “three counts of using a facility of interstate commerce to attempt to entice minors to engage in unlawful sexual activity,” the department said.

What the indictment described is sickening. A man who bills himself as a father on Twitter solicited mothers to help him rape their daughters. Griffin committed the crimes between April and July 2020, prosecutors allege.

Griffin used Kik and Google Hangouts to “communicate with people purporting to be parents of minor daughters.” Griffin told the parents that a “woman is a woman regardless of her age,” prosecutors allege, and said that “women should be sexually subservient and inferior to men.”

Even worse, “Griffin sought to persuade parents to allow him to train their daughters to be sexually submissive,” prosecutors allege:

In June of 2020, Griffin advised a mother of 9- and 13-year-old daughters that the mother’s responsibility was to see that her older daughter was “trained properly.” 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 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 release does not describe the activity. But what Vermont and federal law define is what anyone would call rape. Sex with minors is statutory rape because they cannot consent to sex.

Griffin also used the Internet to “entice two other children,” prosecutors allege:

In April of 2020, Griffin proposed to engage in a “virtual training session” over a video chat that would include him instructing the mother and her 14-year-old daughter to remove their clothing and touch each other at his direction. In June of 2020, Griffin proposed to a purported mother of a 16-year-old daughter that she take a “little mother-daughter trip” to Griffin’s Ludlow ski house for sexual training involving the child. 

Griffin faces a minimum mandatory 10 years in the slammer per count, and could get sent away for life. Prosecutors will also seize the property he used to commit the crimes, including “Griffin’s Ludlow house, his Tesla, a Mercedes, and other property.” 

Ludlow, Vermont is a ski resort.

The announcement does not mention charges against the mothers.

About Griffin

Griffin’s LinkedIn profile boasts that he is “an entrepreneurial producer who combines uncommon technical skills with exception, experience-honed editorial judgment, always with an eye toward ‘how we can do it better,’ ‘how can we move it forward,’ and ‘how can we add value for the audience.’” 

But after those meaningless clichés comes the really big brag. As lead anchor’s senior producer for CNN’s New Day, Griffin “works shoulder-to-shoulder with lead anchor Chris Cuomo, seeing him through each show and producing live breaking news across the country and around the world.”

The network fired Cuomo on December 4. And moonlighting for his disgraced brother wasn’t the only reason. The network had also received a sex harassment complaint against the Prime Time anchor.

Griffin also worked for ABC News, and before that, Fox. He was a chief news writer for Fox News Radio and chief writer for Greta Van Susteren’s On The Record.

Listed as the contact for that job was then executive producer Bill Shine, who became co-president of Fox News but was forced out of the job because he mishandled sexual and harassment allegations against Fox News chairman Roger Ailes.