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Former Campbell Judge Indicted by Grand Jury on Human Trafficking Charges

A Campbell County grand jury indicted former district judge and ex-Campbell Co. School board member Timothy Nolan on additional felony counts this week.

The new charges include two counts of human trafficking with a person under age 18, a Class B felony; two counts of human trafficking with an adult, a Class C felony; and one count of unlawful transaction with a minor, a Class C felony.

Following Thursday’s second grand jury indictment, Nolan, 70, of California, Ky., has been indicted on 20 felony counts and 2 misdemeanor counts.

Nolan was originally charged in a criminal complaint by the Campbell County Police Department for crimes that occurred between 2010 and May 2017. That complaint alleged that Nolan committed human trafficking with a minor by subjecting a child under age 18 to engaging in commercial sexual activity.

On May 4, Nolan was indicted by a Campbell County grand jury on one count of human trafficking with a person under age 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.

On June 6, Nolan was arrested and charged with six additional felony counts of human trafficking in Campbell District Court. The charges included one count of human trafficking with a person under age 18, a Class B felony, and five counts of human trafficking with an adult, a Class C felony.

A special Campbell District Court Judge set a $750,000 cash bond on June 6. Nolan remains in the Campbell County Detention Center.

The total count of alleged victims for which Nolan is charged is 17, including five juveniles under age 18, and 12 adults.

Kentucky Attorney Genera 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 County Circuit Court Clerk.

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

-Staff report