Former Judge Sentenced For Sex Trafficking Children

Tim Nolan was charged for human trafficking.

Newport, OH – A former judge who used drugs to get children to have sex with him agreed to a plea deal which will send him to prison for 20 years.

Former Judge Tim Nolan pleaded guilty Feb. 9 to 21 counts involving crimes going as far back as 2004.

The charges included human trafficking and attempted human trafficking as well as giving drugs and alcohol to minors, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Nolan, 71, will serve 20 years in prison and pay a $100,000 fine according to the plea agreement. Nolan will be sentenced March 29.

According to the charges, Nolan paid some victims with heroin and painkillers to have sex with him.

There was one victim who lived on his property and Nolan threatened to evict her unless she performed sex acts with him, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

He also threatened victims with arrest and told one victim he’d call friends in the FBI and other law enforcement to arrest her.

Before agreeing to a plea deal, Nolan faced more than 100 years in prison from 28 felony charges that included human trafficking of a minor.

There were 19 victims including some juveniles.

“The punishment in this case does not undo the trauma inflicted on the victims, but it brings closure and some justice,” said Attorney General Andy Beshear in a statement. “I want to thank the Campbell County Police Department and our special prosecutions team for working this case.”

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that some of the pleas can be later appealed by Nolan.

In some instances, Nolan didn't admit to the behavior but believed there's overwhelming evidence to convict him.

Nolan served as a state district judge in Campbell County, Kentucky from 1978 to 1986.

& the 20 year sentence is a Joke, its actually 4 years.

@Randy- those are some deep cuts. any evidence to back it up? I'm interested.

@Randy- thanks for the links, i'll check them out

People who traffic children sexually should be shot. They are useless as humans.

I cannot believe what i read!! A JUDGE??? WHAT, DID HE THINK THAT HE WAS ABOVE THE LAW!!! and the victims, will they be all right????

Just a typical scumbag lawyer who was elevated to the bench, so many corrupt judges anymore. The pervert should be castrated and put in the hole for the rest of his life. Sex with and trafficking in children is the lowest of the low.

He was a judge for years in the town where I was working at the time. When this story broke many years later he was sitting on the school board. Thank God he'll be sitting somewhere else now.