Donald Trump’s former campaign manager in Kentucky has pleaded guilty to human trafficking crimes on Friday and will spend up to 20 years in prison, reports Cincinnati.com.
Former Judge Tim Nolan on Friday agreed to spend two decades in prison after pleading guilty to 21 counts, which included human trafficking, attempted human trafficking and giving drugs and alcohol to minors.
In one case, Nolan paid painkillers and heroin in exchange for sex.
The 71-year-old prominent tea party leader also used threats of arrest or eviction to coerce underage girls into sex acts.
JUST IN: Trump campaign chair in KY pleads guilty to sex trafficking of minors: 21 counts against 19 victims, to get 20 yrs in prison, “felony trafficking of a minor, felony inducing a minor to engage in sex, and a third count of giving alcohol to a minor”https://t.co/jlM9QpCzMS pic.twitter.com/1scCWud33F
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As part of the plea deal, Nolan will pay a fine of $110,000 to the Human Trafficking Victims Fund established in 2013. Nolan originally faced more than 100 years in prison for the 28 felony charges against him before he accepted the plea deal.
Nolan served as a district judge in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s and had just been elected to the Campbell County School Board in 2016 prior to be indicted, reports Rawstory.
Late last year, former Oklahoma campaign chair Ralph Shortey pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking after he was caught in a hotel room with an underage boy he met on Craigslist.