© Dave Mathieson - Amherst Daily News
With chains on his ankles and wrists, Paul Noiles covers his face while he is led away after a brief appearance in court this morning. Noiles is charged with sexually assaulting an 84-year-old woman. The incident happened early Sunday morning in Springhill.
AMHERST – Paul Noiles of Halifax made a brief appearance in court this morning to face charges of sexual assault causing bodily harm, committing sexual assault, break and enter and forcible confinement.
The charges were laid against the 45-year-old on Sunday morning, three hours after the Springhill Police Department received a call that an 84-year-old woman in the town of Springhill was sexually assaulted.
While in court Crown attorney Bruce Baxter asked that bail be denied to Noiles. His bail hearing will be held Friday at 9:30 a.m., and Nioles will remain custody until then.
Noiles has a history of sexual predation.
His most recent conviction was in 2000 when he was convicted of break and entering a home and sexually assaulting 71-year-old woman. He was sentenced to eight years custody for that crime.
He was also convicted of committing sexual assault in 1999 after he was found guilty of committing sexual assault on a 17-year-old girl.
Three years earlier, in 1996, he pleaded guilty to assaulting the same girl when she was 14-years-old.
Noiles was also convicted of several crimes in the 1980s.
In 1985 Noiles was sentenced to 23-months custody after being convicted of break and enter with intent, and committing assault on a 62-year-old woman.
Then in 1988 he was sentenced to three years custody after he was convicted of break and enter with intent and committing assault on an 88-year-old woman.