Tim Nolan

Grand jury indicts ex-Campbell County judge on 8 more felony charges

Authorities say there are 22 victims

NEWPORT, Ky. -- A Campbell County grand jury indicted a former judge on additional felony charges related to alleged human trafficking, drug and sex crimes, state Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Thursday.

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Timothy Nolan, 70, has been indicted on a total of 28 felony counts and two misdemeanor counts, including the eight charges added Thursday. He has previously maintained his innocence. 

Authorities said there are 22 victims, including eight juveniles. 

Nolan is a former Campbell County judge, Campbell County Board of Education member and Newport city solicitor. He was a school board member at the time charges were initially filed but resigned shortly after.

The charges added Thursday include two counts of human trafficking, one count of attempted human trafficking with a minor, one count of third-degree sodomy, two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor under 16 controlled substance, one count of unlawful transaction with a minor under 18 controlled substance and one count of rape of a female over the age of 12.

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Nolan was first indicted in May, and police said more charges were added as additional victims came forward. 

Other charges pending against Nolan include accusations of rape, trafficking adult and underage victims for prostitution, drug transactions and witness tampering. If found guilty of all the charges, he faces more than 100 years in prison.

Nolan "used money, drugs, housing, threats to call the probation office, and violent acts as means to coerce, deceive and force these women to engage in commercial activity," prosecutors wrote in court documents.

Authorities asked anyone with information to contact the Campbell County Police Department.

Nolan is being held in the Campbell County Jail. His next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 27 and a trial is set to start in February.