Detailed allegations come out in Tim Nolan human trafficking case
CALIFORNIA, Ky. (WKRC) - The investigation of former Campbell County District Judge and school board member Tim Nolan is continuing and more detailed allegations are coming to light.
The 70-year-old is currently facing 13 counts of human trafficking, one count of rape, prostitution, unlawful transaction with a minor and tampering with a witness.
In a document filed on Monday, the assistant Kentucky Attorney General prosecuting the case, Barbara Maines Whaley, claimed that: “The defendant 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 sexual activity, for months and sometimes years.”
The document and search warrant affidavits filed by Campbell County Police describe heroin addicted, homeless women who Nolan gave money for sex.
Whaley contends that Nolan “is continuing to victimize these perfect victims-who have felony convictions and are addicted to drugs- but instead of demanding they engage in commercial sexual activity, he can still manipulate with money in an effort to obtain statements that suit his current situation.”
Whaley’s filing includes a Facebook message from a victim to Nolan that says, “U prey on girls that r havin a hard time n life and u make them ur sex slaves.”
Campbell County police searched Nolan’s Burns Road farm 3 times in the last 6 weeks.
In the affidavit for one search warrant a victim, referred to as Jane Doe 1, is described as “addicted to heroin, essentially homeless, had no transportation and had no income and that Nolan took advantage of her.”
Jane Doe 1 claims she had “sex with Nolan in exchange for money over 50 times.”
The search warrants retrieved cell phones, computers, flash drives, tapes and SD cards.
“We are still working our way through that evidence,” said Campbell County Police Chief Craig Sorrell. “We do believe there is some relevance in the evidence seized.”
Tim Nolan served as a Campbell District Judge from 1978 to 1986. He was elected to the Campbell County School Board last November and resigned after he was indicted on the first round of charges. Nolan boldly proclaims his innocence and says he was set up.