Ex-Campbell County judge charged with 6 more counts of human trafficking

Posted at 5:41 PM, Jun 06, 2017

NEWPORT, Ky. -- A former judge accused of human trafficking was arrested again Tuesday and charged with two more counts.

Tim Nolan, 70, was charged with human trafficking of an under-18 victim and five counts of human trafficking through force, fraud or coercion, according to Campbell County jail records. The trafficking was for commercial sexual activity, according to the complaint.

Nolan was previously indicted on one count of human trafficking, one count of first-degree rape, five counts of human trafficking, one count of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor in the second degree, one count of tampering with a witness, one count of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and prostitution. He pleaded not guilty to those charges.

Police said there are 12 victims, including two juveniles, and that the crimes occurred between 2010 and this year. 

"I cannot make any statements -- I'd love to -- other than I can tell you that we have a great Constitution and I have a great attorney who will vigorously defend this," Nolan said then.

Nolan was previously a Campbell County district judge, member of the Campbell County Board of Education and Newport city solicitor. He was also appointed, briefly, to the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission by Gov. Matt Bevin.

Campbell County police previously said that more people came forward accusing Nolan of crimes after he was first charged with human trafficking.

A judge set Nolan's bond at $750,000.