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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Retired District Judge Tim Nolan Booked on New Felony Charges

Margo Grubbs, attorney, and Tim Nolan discuss details before a live press conference in her office on May 4, 2017. FTM file. 
Retired District Judge, Timothy Nolan, was booked today into Campbell County Detention Center just after 4:00 p.m. on six new charges of human trafficking, all felonies.

He was arrested by Campbell County Police in California, Kentucky and is being held on a $750,000 cash bond.

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, 70, 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 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.

Nolan's attorney, Margo Grubbs, told Fort Thomas Matters in May that her client is innocent and was looking forward to defending her client. She says the allegations are baseless.

"When you've been around as long as I have, you see the importance the presumption of innocence is in our legal system," she said.

At the time, Nolan was adamant that his name would be cleared.

"We will clear my name if it’s the last thing I ever do," he said last month. "We have seen things like this in history, particularly in Campbell County. Ultimately I will be vindicated."

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.

Nolan is due back in court on June 8 at 8:30 a.m.

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