Bloomfield man charged with sexual assault

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BRIGHTON — A 54-year-old man from Bloomfield was cited for sexual assault following an incident that occurred in October of 2017.

Following a yearlong investigation, police say they have cited Jeffrey Noyes on a charge of felony sexual assault arising from an incident that occurred involving an underage girl.

Noyes is the former chief of the Brighton and Canaan police departments and was on duty at the time of the incident.

The incident was reported in February 2022 to the Vermont State Police, which opened an investigation.

A detective from outside the area was assigned as the lead investigator, with assistance from the Technology Investigation Unit and troopers from the Derby Barracks.

Noyes and the victim knew each other, and she had accompanied him on multiple ride-alongs in his cruiser.

In October 2017, Noyes was in uniform and on duty when he allegedly drove with the victim to a remote area and had sexual contact with the victim, who was under the age of consent.

On Monday, he came to the Derby barracks, where he was processed and released on a citation for sexual assault.

He is due to appear in court on February 21, in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Guildhall.

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