Former Trump Campaign Chair Arrested For Child Sex Trafficking
Former Trump campaign chair Tim Nolan was arrested for “felony human trafficking of a minor, felony inducing a minor to engage in sex, and a third count of giving alcohol to a minor,” according to the indictment filed this week in Boone County, Kentucky. The one count for human trafficking is for “allegedly subjecting a minor under the age of 18 to commercial sexual activity,” according to a local news source.
In other words, the 70 year-old former Trump campaign chair was profiting financially from pimping out a minor.
Donald Trump hires only the best people, right? In fact, his exact words were, “I’m going to surround myself only with the best and most serious people. We want top of the line professionals.”
The former Trump campaign chair is also a local Republican political figure in the Northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio, with close ties to the Tea Party. On Friday, however, his reputation as a member of the party of “family values” crumbled when Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear charged Tim Nolan with “human trafficking (a class B felony), first degree unlawful transaction with a minor (a class C felony), and third degree unlawful transaction with a minor (a class A misdemeanor).”
All of the alleged felonies were committed while he was the chair of the Campbell County, Kentucky arm of the Trump campaign.
Nolan had been under investigation since at least February.
Party Of Family Values
According to the report by the River City News, Nolan has a questionable personal history and controversial views.
“He is an outspoken and controversial figure in local politics. Last year he sued the creator of GOPfacts.org, which took aim at Nolan and others, and specifically referred to Nolan as a vehement racist and posted a photo that purported to be of Nolan in a Ku Klux Klan robe.”
However, that didn’t stop the Republican from being a Trump campaign chair, a former Campbell County District Judge, and a current member of the Campbell County Board of Education.
Those Republicans sure do know how to pick them, right?
Currently, Nolan is wearing an ankle monitor, placed on him on Friday, after he turned himself in once an arrest warrant was issued. He was also ordered to have no contact with the reported victims and family, by any means, electronic or otherwise. His case will be handled by the Attorney General’s Special Prosecution Division in nearby Boone County, since the prosecutor, clerk and judges in Campbell County recused themselves due to potential conflicts of interest.