FRANKFORT, Ky. (FOX 56) — Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced an attorney from northern Kentucky was sentenced in the Boone Circuit Court for human trafficking charges Thursday.

Robert L. Poole, 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of promoting human trafficking, commercial sex activity, a Class D felony.

Robert Poole
Robert L. Poole, 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of promoting human trafficking, commercial sex activity, a Class D felony. (Attorney General’s Office, Kentucky)

The Erlanger Police Department received information about Poole from the investigation of former Campbell County District Judge Timothy Nolan, who was sentenced in 2018 for human trafficking charges. 

In October 2021, Poole pleaded guilty in Kenton Circuit Court to five counts of promoting human trafficking and was sentenced to eight years in prison, probated for five years with conditions. 

He was also ordered to pay $40,000 to the Human Trafficking Victims Fund

Poole is now sentenced to five years in prison, to be served with his previous sentence from 2021, and he is ordered to pay another $10,000 to the Human Trafficking Victims Fund.

A 10-year protective order has been put in place for 13 different victims.