Robert Poole, a longtime Northern Kentucky attorney, was sentenced to 8 many years in prison, purchase to fork out $40,000 and ordered to remain absent from the nine unique victims in his case.

Poole, 53, pleaded guilty to five felony counts of promoting human trafficking in October.

In a press launch Friday, Kentucky Lawyer Common Daniel Cameron reported Poole’s eight 12 months sentence is currently probated for five a long time with situations.

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

Equally Nolan and Poole obtained notoriety exterior of the courtroom for staying lively in conservative politics in the area. Nolan was a well known campaigner for former president Donald Trump.

Robert Poole

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

Their tries to prove this place may possibly get rid of mild on how Poole viewed what he was undertaking:

“Historically, a guy ‘kept’ a mistress. As the term impolies he was responsible for her debts and offered for her,” Poole’s legal professionals wrote. “[Kentucky’s human trafficking law] would regard these mistresses as particular person subjected to industrial sexual exercise and as victims.”