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Former Judge Nolan Back in Jail Facing More Human Trafficking Charges

Former Campbell County District Judge Timothy Nolan is back behind bars, facing more human trafficking charges.

Nolan, 70, is in the Campbell County Detention Center facing six new felony counts.

The charges include one count of human trafficking with a person under the age of 18, a Class B felony, and five counts of human trafficking with an adult, a Class C felony.

Nolan, of California, Ky., was charged in a criminal complaint by the Campbell County Police Department for crimes that occurred between 2010 and May 2017.

The complaint alleges that Nolan committed human trafficking with a minor by subjecting a child under the age of 18 to engage in commercial sexual activity.

The law defines commercial sexual activity as prostitution, said Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, whose office is handling the case because Nolan's daughter, Taunya Nolan Jack, is Campbell County Circuit Court Clerk.

The remaining five charges in the complaint state Nolan allegedly committed human trafficking by subjecting a person to engage in commercial sexual activity by using force, fraud or coercion.

The new charges bring the total count of alleged human trafficking victims for which Nolan is charged to 12 – two juveniles under the age of 18, and 10 adults. Following the indictment, Nolan resigned from the Campbell County Board of Education, to which he was elected last November.

Nolan was indicted by a Campbell County Grand Jury May 4 on six felony charges of human trafficking; one count of first degree rape, a Class B felony; one count of second degree unlawful transaction with a minor, 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.

The penalties for the new charges are 10 to 20 years for human trafficking with a minor, and five to 10 years for human trafficking with an adult.

Special Campbell District Judge Elizabeth Chandler on Tuesday set full cash bond for Nolan at $750,000.

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

-Staff report

Photo: Tim Nolan (via Campbell Co. Detention Center)