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Warrant: Former Judge Nolan is "Potential Danger to Community"

Former Campbell County District Judge and Campbell County Board of Education member Timothy Nolan is back behind bars this week, facing even more counts of human trafficking involving a minor and adults

Nolan, 70, was arrested Monday.

In April, Nolan was charged with human trafficking and other crimes, and then in May, he was indicted 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).

Nolan was freed on $50,000 cash bond.

This time, though, the bond is set much higher.

According to the latest criminal complaint, Nolan is being held on $750,000 cash bond, an amount set because he is considered to be a "potential danger to the community".

On Tuesday, he was charged with six more felony counts.

Nolan, of California, Ky., is accused of crimes that occurred between 2010 and May 2017.

The complaint, obtained by The River City News, 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 involve six different alleged victims, and 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 is scheduled to be arraigned on Monday, June 12 at 9 a.m. at the Grant County Justice Center in Williamstown.

-Michael Monks, editor & publisher