According to an indictment that was obtained by River City News publisher Michael Monks, school board member Tim Nolan has been charged with felony human trafficking of a minor, giving alcohol to a minor and felony inducing a minor to engage in sex. The former judge of California, Kentucky has been described as an “outspoken and controversial” political figure.
The local CBS station filmed Nolan as he was led into court wearing handcuffs as the news anchor called the judge an, “outspoken supporter of the local Tea Party.”
Judge Nolan allegedly committed the crime of sex trafficking in August 2016, while he was serving as chair of the Donald Trump campaign in Campbell County, KY, where Trump won the 59% of the vote.
Although the crime is being investigated by Campbell County Police, Nolan was arraigned in Boone County District Court his daughter, Taunya Nolan Jack, serves as Campbell County Circuit Court Clerk.
After announcing that the state’s Special Prosecution Division would be taking over the case, Attorney General Andy Beshear stated that, “a core mission of Beshear’s is to bring justice to the victims of rape, sexual assault and human trafficking.”
Nolan has been released on a $50,000 bond is being tracked with a mandated ankle monitor until his May 5 preliminary hearing.