A former senior producer for CNN is close to striking a settlement

A former senior producer for CNN television, who admitted luring a Nevada woman and her adopted pre-teen daughter to Windsor County to have sex with the girl, is close to striking a settlement in a civil lawsuit with the juvenile. John Griffin, 45, formerly of Stamford, Conn., is facing a possible life sentence in prison after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Burlington to a felony sex charge. Griffin admitted enticing the then-9-year-old girl and her adoptive mother to fly from Las Vegas to Boston in July 2020. Griffin picked them up in his car and drove them to his in Ludlow, where he engaged in sex with the girl and mother during a weeklong stay. Meanwhile the adoptive mother, who brought the child to Vermont, has been sentenced to 8 to 20 years in prison in Nevada in connection with the sex case.  Griffin, a 1999 Princeton University graduate, previously worked at ABC News for 8 years. He also worked for about three years each with the Fox News Channel and CBS News. CNN said it suspended Griffin the day they learned about the arrest and fired him three days later when details of the case became known.