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Ex-Campbell County judge charged with five more trafficking offenses

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Posted at 5:25 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 17:26:06-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A former Campbell County District Judge now faces 20 felony charges and two misdemeanors involving sex trafficking of minors between 2010 and 2017, according to a news release from Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Tim Nolan, 70, was charged Thursday with two felony counts each of human trafficking with a person under age 18 and human trafficking with an adult. The attorney general also filed a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor.

The total number of known victims in these crimes is now 17, Beshear wrote.

Nolan was previously indicted May 4 and charged with ten crimes related to sex trafficking and abuse:

  • One count of human trafficking with a person under age 18
  • One count of First-degree rape
  • Five counts of human trafficking with adults 
  • One count of unlawful transaction with a minor
  • One count of tampering with a witness
  • One count of prostitution

He was arrested again June 6 and charged with six additional counts of human trafficking -- one of trafficking with a minor and five of trafficking with adults. According to the news release, he is being held in the Campbell County Detention Center.

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.