BREAKING: Judge finds Topeka man guilty of horse neglect


A Jackson County judge finds Topeka horse trainer Frank Johnson guilty of all 45 counts of animal abuse. Johnson’s attorney tells KSNT News that Johnson will appeal the convictions,

Neighbors accused him of abusing the horses at his stable in Hoyt. Johnson could be banned from owning horses.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office gradually took all 45 of Johnson’s horses over 7 months as neighbors complained. He maintained he was properly training them for racing.

“It makes me mad these people that take them have admitted to me that they don’t know anything about horses,” Johnson told KSNT News, in an exclusive interview. Sentencing is set for March 4.

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