FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A Campbell County grand jury indicted a former judge last week on 11 charges related to human trafficking, rape and sex with minors.
Timothy Nolan is facing 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, according to the indictment, which was released Wednesday.
He pleaded "not guilty" to the charges.
"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.
Nolan is accused of:
trafficking one under-18 victim for commercial sexual activity in August 2016,
trafficking five different adults for commercial sexual activity "through the use of force, fraud or coercion" at various dates between 2007 and 2017,
raping someone by having sex with them "by forcible compulsion" in October 2016,
being involved in a minor's use of marijuana in October 2016,
attempting to get a witness to not testify "in an official proceeding" or making a false statement,
giving alcohol to a minor between July and September 2016 and
offering "to engage in sexual conduct" for a fee between August and October 2016.
There may be nine victims altogether, according to court records.
If found guilty of all the charges, Nolan could face decades in prison.