Former judge and Trump campaign official Tim Nolan plea bargained for a 20-year prison sentence on Friday. Nolan is also an ex-member of Kentucky’s Campbell County school board.
Nolan used threats and drugs to coerce women, including underage girls, to perform sex acts with him.
With this plea agreement, Nolan will be eligible for parole in 4 years. He will have to register as a sex offender for life. Nolan originally faced 100 years in prison for 28 felony charges.
“The punishment in this case does not undo the trauma inflicted on the victims, but it brings closure and some justice,” wrote Attorney General Andy Beshear. “I want to thank the Campbell County Police Department and our special prosecutions team for working this case.”
Nolan’s attorney, Margo Grubbs, continued to defend his behavior.
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“I’m saying the underlying facts as alleged by victims do not necessarily equate to what really happened, because we all know in life there are two sides to every story,” Grubbs said. “The sad part of it is, often times the criminal defendant finds themselves at an insurmountable obstacle in order to prove complete innocence.”
Some of Nolan’s victims had issues with drug abuse and they were told that he would call his friends in law enforcement if they didn’t submit to him sexually. Nolan also supplied heroin, painkillers, and alcohol to the victims in order to coerce them into sex. At least one of the victims was told she would be evicted from her home if she didn’t have sex with Nolan.
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