August 11, 2021

Former state fair commission director pleads guilty to promoting prostitution

Therese Apel

Steve Hutton

A former executive with the Mississippi State Fair Commission has pleaded guilty to charges of promoting prostitution.

Steve Hutton, the former executive director of the Fair Commission, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, with seven years suspended. Only one of those years will be spent in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, and after that, he will be in the care of the Intensive Supervision Program.

According to a profile on a Rotary Club website, Hutton has more than 30 years of experience in managing high-attendance events. He founded a company that served some high profile Christian speakers. He also worked as the Vice President of the US Men’s Ministry for Promise Keepers, which is a Christian organization focused on helping men live with integrity.

Hutton must pay $1442 in court costs, a $500 district attorney investigative fee, and a $500 MBI investigative fee. All of that must be paid at no less than $100 per month.

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