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Former Judge, School Board Member Indicted on Rape, Human Trafficking Charges

This story has been updated to reflect that Timothy Nolan has resigned from the Campbell County Board of Education.

A former Campbell County District judge and Campbell County Board of Education member was indicted Thursday by the Campbell County Grand Jury.

Timothy Nolan, 70, of California, Ky., was arrested last month and charged with three counts. On Thursday, those charges increased to include nine felonies and two misdemeanors. 

Nolan was indicted Thursday on one count of human trafficking with a person under the age of 18 (a class B felony), one count of first degree rape (a class B felony), five counts of human trafficking with adults (a class C felony), one count of second degree unlawful transaction with a minor (a class D felony), one count of tampering with a witness (a class D felony), one count of third degree unlawful transaction with a minor (a class A misdemeanor), and one count of prostitution (a class B misdemeanor).

An arrest warrant was sought for Nolan April 20 by the Campbell County Police Department for the crimes that allegedly occurred in August of 2016. Special Campbell District Judge Elizabeth Chandler arraigned Nolan in Boone County on April 21 on those charges and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 5.

Attorney General Andy Beshear’s Special Prosecution Division is handling the case. The division is responsible for assisting local prosecutors in complex or sensitive cases, as well as handling cases in which local prosecutors recuse themselves. Nolan's daughter, Taunya Nolan Jack, is the Campbell Circuit Court Clerk.

Anyone with information that could help police in this case should contact the Campbell County Police Department.

RCN's coverage of this story last month incorrectly reported that Nolan had been indicted when he had only been charged. RCN regrets the error.

Nolan was elected to the Campbell County Board of Education in November of 2016. A spokesperson for the school district said that Nolan has resigned his seat.

-Staff report

Photo: Timothy Nolan (via Boone County Detention Center)