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May 4, 2018

FORMER DISTRICT COURT JUDGE SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Nolan to pay $100,000 in asset forfeiture, $10,000 to human trafficking victims fund

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2018) – Attorney General Andy Beshear today announced that former Campbell County District Judge Timothy Nolan was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous charges related to human trafficking.

Former District Judge Tim Nolan was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous charges related to human trafficking. Former District Judge Tim Nolan was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to numerous charges related to human trafficking.

Prosecutors from Beshear’s Special Prosecutions Division accepted a guilty plea from Nolan Feb. 9 on 21 counts, including human trafficking of adults, promoting human trafficking of minors and unlawful transaction with minors, against 19 victims. At that time, prosecutors’ recommended sentences totaling 20 years in prison.

As part of his plea agreement, Nolan will pay $110,000 in asset forfeiture and to the Human Trafficking Victims Fund – within the executive branch’s Justice and Public Safety Cabinet – which was established in 2013.

Nolan paid $10,000 to the victims fund and $40,000 in asset forfeiture today. He is to pay an additional $60,000 in asset forfeiture.

Nolan, 71, of California, Ky., a former local school board member, was originally charged in a criminal complaint by the Campbell County Police Department for crimes that occurred between 2010 and 2017. That complaint alleged that Nolan committed human trafficking with a minor by subjecting a child under age 18 to engaging in commercial sexual activity.

He was later indicted on 28 felony counts and two misdemeanor counts.

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

Nolan is subject to lifetime sex offender registration.

A core mission of Beshear’s is to bring justice to victims of rape, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Beshear’s Special Prosecution Division is responsible for assisting local prosecutors in complex or sensitive cases, as well as handling cases in which local prosecutors recuse themselves.

 

May 3, 2018

Gov. Bevin appoints Robinson to Ky. Agency for substance abuse policy

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 3, 2018) – Gov. Bevin has made the following appointments to Kentucky Boards and Commissions:

Ky. Gov. Matt Bevin, left, appointed Louisa attorney and businessman Tim Robinson to state agencyKy. Gov. Matt Bevin, left, appointed Louisa attorney and businessman Tim Robinson to state agency

Tim G. Robinson has been appointed as a member of the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy.

Tim G. Robinson, of Louisa, is the chief executive officer of Addiction Recovery Care, LLC. He will represent private community-based organizations with experience in programs involving smoking cessation or prevention or alcohol or substance abuse prevention and treatment and will serve for a term expiring Sept. 20, 2020.

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The Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) Board consists of seventeen members which was created to oversee the activities of KY-ASAP within the Office of Drug Control Policy. KY-ASAP was created in 2000 by the General Assembly to promote the reduction of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in Kentucky by working with communities to help them identify existing needs and resources.

 

May 3, 2018

 

By Chanda Veno
The State Journal

A woman wanted in connection with the Monday stabbing death of Marcus A. Morris at Frankfort's Hickory Hills Manor apartment complex was picked up at a hotel in Ashland on Wednesday.

Ashley Rene 'Relo' Jones Ashley Rene 'Relo' Jones Frankfort police issued an arrest warrant for Ashley Rene “Relo” Jones after Morris was found suffering from a stab wound to the neck during an altercation at the apartment complex.

Franklin County Coroner Will Harrod said Morris was pronounced dead at Frankfort Regional Medical Center, where he was transported following the incident, which occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Monday.

The name or location of the motel was not revealed in the police report.

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