Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Christopher Allen Noakes - Repeat Sex Offender gets 40 years

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

A 39-year-old convicted sex offender accused of sexually assaulting a University of Virginia student in February may face 40 years in prison for the incident.

Christopher Allen Noakes pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of forcible sodomy. Charlottesville police were called Feb. 21 to the 1600 block of Grady Avenue for a report of a sexual assault. A friend who had been on the phone with the victim before she was attacked reported the incident in real time to 911 dispatchers, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Katherine J. Peters said in court.

Under the plea agreement accepted by Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire, Noakes’s indictments for abduction with intent to defile, intent to rape and robbery will not be prosecuted. Noakes faces a 40-year prison term. A Charlottesville judge will decide in August whether Noakes will be sentenced to additional suspended time.

Noakes is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 21, which was supposed to be the first day of his trial on the charges in Charlottesville Circuit Court.

13% of all new sex crimes is committed by someone
who is already on the sex offender registry
..........Sarah Tofte, Human Rights Watch

1 comment:

Voracious Reader said...

Hi. I'm the prosecutor...Katherine J. Peters. Thought I'd leave a note since you reported on the Noakes case.