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Northern Kentucky attorney indicted on sex charges involving minors

Posted: 2:36 PM, Nov 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-16 19:45:39Z
Northern Kentucky attorney indicted on sex charges involving minors

COVINGTON, Ky. -- A Kenton County grand jury indicted a Northern Kentucky attorney Thursday on charges of numerous sex crimes, including some involving minors.

Robert L. Poole, 50, of Burlington, is facing 15 charges, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Friday. 

The charges include two counts of human trafficking of a minor for commercial sexual activity, one count of unlawful transaction with a minor under 16 for illegal sexual activity, two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor under 18 for illegal sexual activity, three counts of human trafficking of an adult for commercial sexual activity, five counts of complicity to human trafficking of an adult for commercial sexual activity, one count of third-degree rape and one count of bribing a witness.

The investigation into Poole followed the sentencing of 71-year-old former Campbell County judge Tim Nolan earlier this year. Nolan was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a variety of sex crimes that involved at least seven victims under age 16. The Campbell County Police Department referred information to the Erlanger Police Department, according to Beshear.

Poole is being held in the Kenton County Detention Center with bond set at $100,000. His arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 26 in Kenton Circuit Court.