AMHERST – A man guilty of committing sexual assault on an elderly woman in Springhill in October has been sentenced to life in prison.
Paul Noiles, 45, of Amherst pleaded guilty to breaking into the 84-year-old woman’s home and sexually assaulting her on October 7.
Today an Amherst Provincial Court judge sentenced Noiles to life in prison with no chance of parole for 10 years for break and enter with intent.
He was also sentenced 14 years custody, concurrent to his life sentence, plus a lifetime weapons prohibition, for sexual assault.
The Crown withdrew a charge of confining the victim unlawfully.
On the night of the October 7 incident, a neighbour called police to report suspicious activity at the victim’s home.
Police discovered the woman’s home had been broken into and that she had been sexually assaulted. With the help of tracking dogs, police were able to locate Noiles at a nearby home.
Noiles, whose address was at Franklin Court in Dartmouth at the time of the sexual assault, 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.