Ex-District judge accused of human trafficking

A former Kentucky district judge who currently sits on the Campbell County Board of Education was indicted on human trafficking charges on Friday.

Tim Nolan, 70, is also charged with first- and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, according to court documents and a state Attorney General statement obtained by Cincinnati.com.

Campbell County Police issued a warrant for the 70-year-old’s arrest on Thursday for supposed crimes that occurred last August. According to the indictment obtained by The River City News, Nolan allegedly subjected a minor to “commercial sexual activity,” convinced them to engage in sexual activity, and provided them with alcohol.

Nolan served as a district judge in Campbell County during the 1970s and 1980s. He was elected to the Campbell County Board of Education in 2016.

Campbell County Schools said that leadership is closely following developments to determine their next steps. The school county released the following statement in light of Nolan’s arrest:

“We are immensely troubled and saddened to hear of the arrest of Mr. Nolan and grieve as a district for those impacted…We ask the community for your continued confidence in our commitment to each and every child as we work to provide them with the highest quality education in a safe and secure setting. Our mission calls us to do ‘Whatever It Takes’ to ensure high student achievement and success in college, career, and life. We will continue with this mission, regardless of any obstacles placed before us.”

An outspoken conservative and tea party supporter, Nolan sued the creator of GOPFacts.org, who accused him of being a racist and posted a supposed photo of the ex-judge in a Ku Klux Klan robe.

The case is being handled in Boone County because the Campbell County Circuit Court Clerk is Nolan’s daughter.

A Boone County judge placed Nolan on an ankle monitor and ordered him to have no contact with the alleged victims and victims’ families. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 5.

[Featured Image: Boone County Detention Center]