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NKY Attorney Pleads Not Guilty to Rape, Human Trafficking Charges

Attorney Robert Poole remains in the Kenton County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

Poole, 50, was arrested on November 16 at his Erlanger office on charges of third degree rape, 10 counts of human trafficking (including two involving a minor), bribing a witness, and three counts of unlawful transaction with a minor.

His arrest followed information gathered during the investigation into former Campbell Co. District Judge Timothy Nolan, who is now in prison after pleading guilty to similar charges.

Poole pleaded not guilty on Monday, appearing in Kenton Circuit Court via video feed from the jail. He asked Judge Gregory Bartlett to lower that $100,000 bond, but Bartlett refused.

Poole's arrest was first announced by Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Poole is expected to appear in court again in January.

-Staff report