Former President of American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia Sentenced for Computer Pornography stock photo (above) and Chan Sutton mugshot (below)

Former President of American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia Sentenced for Computer Pornography

The former President of the American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia (ASHAG) must register as a sex offender, according to the solicitor’s office. Chan Sutton, of Brunswick, Georgia pleaded guilty on Friday to computer pornography and criminal attempt to commit a felony.
Sutton was sentenced to serve 10-years probation and 180 days in a probation detention center for his crimes.
The saddle seat trainer who owns Oak Lane Farm was arrested last August for using a computer service to seduce, solicit, lure or entice a child to commit an illegal act. He posted more than $30,000 bond a week after his arrest.
At the time of Sutton’s arrest, he was serving as the President of the ASHAG, a state organization and charter club of the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA). During Sutton’s tenure as president he had close contact with children through the Jr. ASHAG. A Facebook post from July 2014 states he was one of three trip leaders that took 28 kids to Lexington, Kentucky for the group’s youth field trip.
Sutton was indicted by a grand jury in March. The charging document states in August 2014 Sutton used a cell phone to solicit a person he believed to be a child under 16 years of age to commit oral sodomy. Count two of the indictment says Sutton knowingly attempted to entice what he believed to be a 15-year-old child for oral sodomy.
Sutton actually solicited a law enforcement official.
Sutton remains on the ASHAG Board of Directors, according to the association’s website.