Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman in Kentucky, Tim Nolan, pleads guilty to 21 counts against 19 women and children for human sex trafficking.
It’s remarkable how many women and children abusers surround this president. I guess when the Republican President of the United States is an admitted sexual assaulter, it’s not all that surprising that other vile men flock to him.
On Friday Kentucky.gov reported,
“Today, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced that former Campbell County District Judge Timothy Nolan has pleaded guilty to numerous felony charges, including human trafficking of adults, promoting human trafficking of minors and unlawful transaction with minors.”
According to the charges read in court by Judge Kathlene Lape, Nolan, age 71, used drugs, alcohol, and threats of arrest and eviction to force women and girls under the age of 18 to perform sex acts.
Nolan was indicted on 28 felony counts and two misdemeanors. And he faces more than 100 years in prison. He ended up pleading guilty to 21 counts, going back to 2004 through 2017, against 19 different victims.
As part of the plea deal with prosecutors Nolan agreed to 20 years in prison and a $110,000 fine. The fine will go to the Human Trafficking Victims Fund which was established in Kentucky in 2013. And Nolan will have to register as a lifetime sex offender.
Nolan was a former judge in the late 70s and early 80s. Then he became a well-known political figure in Kentucky. In 2016, he was elected to the Campbell County School Board. And the outspoken Tea Party Conservative campaigned for Donald Trump and worked as the chairman of Trump’s presidential campaign in Kentucky.
Cincinnati.com reports that the charges read in court by the judge against Nolan reveal:
- Nolan paid some victims with heroin and painkillers in exchange for sex.
- At least one victim lived on his property in southern Campbell County. He threatened eviction unless sex acts were performed.
- He threatened some victims with arrest, including telling one victim he’d call friends in the FBI and other law enforcement to arrest her.
Whether it’s Trump being accused of sexual misconduct and assault, or Rob Porter beating his wives, or this Nolan in Kentucky abusing women and girls, or any of the multiple other men in Trump’s administration who’ve been accused of abuse, they all have two things in common. They are grossly abusing their power. And they are all preying on women. It’s disgusting. And it has become a pattern with men associated with Trump.