August 14, 2022

NKY attorney sentenced in human trafficking scenario

Correction: A prior model of this story incorrectly mentioned the Robert Poole’s sentence.

Robert Poole, a longtime Northern Kentucky lawyer, was sentenced probation, purchased to spend $40,000 and requested to remain absent from the nine diverse victims in his circumstance.

Poole, 53, pleaded guilty to 5 felony counts of advertising human trafficking in October.

In a push release Friday, Kentucky Attorney Typical Daniel Cameron mentioned Poole was sentenced to 5 yrs probation with the chance of an eight yr sentence if he fails to meet up with the affliction of his probation.

The investigation into Poole stemmed from another scenario involving former Northern Kentucky Decide Tim Nolan. Nolan was sentences to 20 several years in jail in 2018. 

Both of those Nolan and Poole attained notoriety outdoors of the courtroom for being active in conservative politics in the location. Nolan was a distinguished campaigner for previous president Donald Trump.

Robert Poole

In the training course of Poole’s situation, his attorney’s argued that the human trafficking statute in Kentucky does not apply to their client and is extremely wide.

Their attempts to demonstrate this stage could drop gentle on how Poole viewed what he was undertaking:

“Traditionally, a male ‘kept’ a mistress. As the phrase impolies he was responsible for her money owed and supplied for her,” Poole’s lawyers wrote. “[Kentucky’s human trafficking law] would regard these mistresses as human being subjected to professional sexual exercise and as victims.”