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    GA - Dr. Andrew Sutton for child pornography, Kennesaw, 2011

    Wait, wait....let me guess. He's kind and loving and the BEST doctor in the whole wide world and this was all a big mistake. In fact, it was a set up. There's got to be a disgruntled former wife or girlfriend. I just know it. Jeesh.


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    Georgia doc charged with distributing child porn

    "A Cobb County [GA] ear, nose and throat doctor has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography. Andrew Sutton, 48, was arrested on March 21 on federal charges. A magistrate ordered Wednesday that he be held without bond.

    Prosecutors say Sutton asked an undercover officer who posed as a mother of two children for nude photos of the kids and then transmitted images of child porn to the undercover agent. They also say police seized computers and hard drives at Sutton's home and found more images of child pornography...."

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    Seems the investigation has been going on for some time:

    http://www.justice.gov/usao/gan/pres.../04-06-11.html


    "DR. ANDREW SUTTON, 48, of Kennesaw, Georgia, an ear, nose, and throat doctor in Cobb County, was ordered detained in a hearing today after being arrested on March 21, 2011, on a federal criminal indictment for the distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography...."

    and

    ".... According to United States Attorney Yates and the information presented in court: In May 2010, SUTTON, using his internet-connected computer, engaged in an online discussion with an undercover law enforcement officer posing as an adult female with two children. During that discussion, SUTTON solicited nude photographs of those children. SUTTON also transmitted several images of child pornography to the undercover officer. SUTTON, using his web camera, additionally transmitted his own image to the undercover officer. Cobb County police subsequently executed a search warrant at SUTTON's home and seized several computers and external data storage devices. Law enforcement found additional images of child pornography on those computers and external data storage devices. Police also found numerous communications on SUTTON's computer between SUTTON and individuals who identified themselves online as minors. SUTTON engaged in sexually explicit communications with these individuals, encouraged them to take sexually explicit photographs of themselves, and advised them to participate in certain sex acts, including sexual acts with animals.

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    And an earlier article from last November:

    http://www.wsbtv.com/news/25819730/detail.html

    "...Dr. Andrew Sutton bonded out of jail Tuesday afternoon and his attorney told Channel 2 Action News reporter Ross Cavitt that the charges will never stick. “I hope people give him the benefit of the doubt in this situation,” said Joel Pugh, the doctor's attorney.

    Sutton is still practicing medicine at his ear, nose and throat clinic on Lacy Street near Kennestone Hospital. He recently bonded out of jail on two counts of child pornography.

    Investigators in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., started the child porn investigation and notified Cobb County police about what they called questionable pictures. Cobb police then arrested Sutton. “He was not targeted,” said Pugh. “Somehow he got caught up in it.....”

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    There it is. The charges will never stick. Somehow he got "caught up in it". Hmmmm. That worries me that he was allowed to keep practicing between last November and just a couple of weeks ago.

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    Did I say we'd find this or what?

    http://www.mdjonline.com/view/full_s...tation-charges

    Snips from Comments:

    "...Dr. Sutton is absolutely a wonderful doctor and person. He has been our family ENT for sometime...."

    "...He is a VERY nice person and a REALLY great doctor..."

    "...I hate to see anyone lose a business/practice because of unsubstantiated charges and public hysteria...."

    "...If it is just the one picture and the one office computer, it could have been anyone or even a viral trojan horse...."

    "...maybe they were medical pictures..."


    And then an interesting comment that Dr. Sutton happens to be the executive medical director for the Cobb County Sheriff's Office. Hmmmm.

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    Yep. So, he's got children and most likely has access to children through his practice.

    http://www.streetgrace.org/release/d...tation-charges

    "...Sutton works for Northwest ENT and Allergy Center, which has locations in Marietta and Canton. According to Sutton's profile on the practice's website, he lives in Cobb with his four children and also serves as the executive medical director for the Cobb County Sheriff's Office. It is also listed that Sutton serves as a legislative representative of the Metro Atlanta ENT Society and is a member of the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery..."

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    Sutton graduated in 1988 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He was affiliated with 10 hospitals and worked out of three offices.
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    I guess the ENT business was doing well. Dr. Sutton was your sick lust really worth ruining your family's life and giving up all you worked so hard for?

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/12...71116478_zpid/

    "This 6145 square foot single family home has 6 bedrooms and 8.0 bathrooms. It is located at XXXX Gordon Combs Rd NW Kennesaw, Georgia. This home is in the Cobb County School District. The nearest schools are Hayes Elementary School, Pine Mountain Middle School and Kennesaw Mountain High School."


    I hope that he had a healthy savings count that will not all be used for the attorney. It would be nice if the children got to stay in their home. $3500/month payments are not going to be a breeze, though. Also interesting that the home is only about 1000 feet from the local middle school. Same age as the target victims.

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    Even though he has ties to the Cobb County Sheriff's Dept, now that the US Secret Service is involved, I think it will be looked at thoroughly:

    Andrew Sutton, 48, of Kennesaw, had been arrested March 21 on federal charges in a case investigated by Cobb police and the U.S. Secret Service.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/cobb/cobb-do...th-900974.html
    Cobb County is huge so I'm not saying they have a crooked sheriff dept. I just always think it's better that when someone with ties to LE is being investigated, that a third-party LE be brought in. MOO
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    This ones gets me - different case and doesn't involve children (that we know of...). Charged and pled guilty to sexual battery. As part of the deal, felony charges of 'aggravated' sexual battery were dropped. License suspended but now active again. Family practitioner. If you look him up online on one of those review sites, it mentions the suspension for unprofessional conduct but nowhere does it mention that it was sexual in nature:

    http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories...t_312573.shtml

    http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com/dr....php/?id=16866
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    Dr. Sutton's case is a bit hard to follow unless you read all the documents. He was first arrested last November and bailed out. Charges were still pending from that arrest. He was then arrested last month and hit with far more serious federal charges. I have a feeling that the feds just didn't have enough on him originally but once they got a look at his computers, that changed.

    I can't seem to find any mention as to whether his practice serves children but many ENTs do. Just the fact that he was held in such high regard and has children of his own, tells me that he had access to many kids. I still wonder where the photos of the young girls came from. Did he produce them or were they photos he found on the internet?

    There's a comment under one of the articles from November by a person who says that they were being booked into jail when he was brought in and that he received highly preferential treatment. I have a feeling that he didn't get that same treatment last month.

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    Belimom--Byne's story is shocking, just like they all are. You might want to start a thread on him so his story will have a "paper trail" here at WS. People spoke "passionately" about him. He's done charity work in foreign countries (just great) and his probation is laughable. He can only treat men during his probation as he assaulted a female. He's supposed to have a chaperone. We'll see how all that works out.

    The victim was a brave woman to speak out, knowing just how well respected this "fine doctor" was. I love that statement: "We all transgress." Yes we do. But patients don't plan on their physicians groping and sexually assaulting them.


    ETA: I'm sorry but I just can't get over this statement in the article about Dr. Byne:

    "...Byne's friends spoke passionately on behalf of the physician, calling him a man of integrity and a Christian who often treated patients for free and spent his vacations doing missionary work in Africa, South American and India..."


    Is there any possible way to ask all those patients treated for free or on missionary trips if Dr. Byne ever took indecent liberties with them? How many women without insurance or in third world countries would not speak out about a man offering free medical care? The whole story is just appalling.
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    Well now...is Dr. Sutton still an absolutely fabulous doctor and all-around fellow?

    http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2...rnography-case

    Atlanta doctor sentenced in child pornography case
    March 17, 2012

    "A Georgia doctor is heading to prison in a child pornography case. A judge sentenced 48-year-old Andrew Sutton — an ear, nose and throat doctor from metro Atlanta — to eight years in prison Friday. Sutton had previously pleaded guilty to federal charges...."

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    "...Sutton's attorneys argued he suffers from an addiction and should be sentenced to a treatment facility rather than prison...."

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    An addiction? Oh that's like famous people need to be hospitalized for "exhaustion".

    How lame.

    Glad he's going to prison. Hope he is treated like a child molester during his visit.
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