Friday, A CNN employee, indicted by a grand jury on charges related to sexual abuse of minors, was fired by the media company on Monday. John Griffin, now-former producer for the CNN show New Day, was arrested Friday by the FBI after he was indicted on three counts of "using a facility of interstate commerce to attempt to entice minors to engage in unlawful sexual activity," as per reports by the Department of Justice. Griffin allegedly used the messaging apps Kik and Google Hangouts to attempt to coerce women to let him teach their daughters how to be "sexually subservient" to men last year, reasoning that a "woman is a woman regardless of her age." [tweet_embed] December 15, 2021[/tweet_embed] “There is a natural, wanton whore at the core of ANY female, whether she knows it or not,” Griffin told a person who claimed to be the mother of a 16-year-old daughter last summer, prosecutors said. Around the same time, Griffin spoke to another person who claimed to be the mother of 13-year-old and 9-year-old girls, saying, “It’s your job, in concert with me, [to] see that [the 13-year-old daughter] is trained properly,” according to the document. CNN shared a statement with the Washington Examiner on Monday announcing Griffin, 44, had been fired. He had previously been suspended pending an investigation. [tweet_embed] December 15, 2021[/tweet_embed] "The charges against Mr. Griffin are deeply disturbing," a spokesperson for CNN wrote in an email. "We learned of his arrest Friday afternoon and terminated his employment Monday." Griffin allegedly paid $3,000 to a mother of a 13-year-old and a 9-year-old so the mother and younger child could fly to meet him in Boston from Nevada. The mother and daughter duo met up with him at the airport in July 2020 and were ushered to his house in Ludlow, Vermont, where the daughter was "directed to engage in, and did engage in, unlawful sexual activity," according to the DOJ. According to the indictment, Griffin also attempted to entice two girls, ages 14 and 16, over the internet to engage in sexual behavior with their mothers. [tweet_embed] December 15, 2021[/tweet_embed] Prosecutors seek the forfeiture of his home in Ludlow, his Tesla, a Mercedes, and other property used in the alleged crimes. If convicted, he faces a mandatory sentence of at least ten years for each charge, with the looming potential of life in prison. He appeared in court for the first time via Zoom Friday in New Haven, Connecticut. No additional court date has been set yet.