Following a yearlong investigation, the Vermont State Police has cited Jeffrey Noyes, 54, of Bloomfield, on a charge of felony sexual assault arising from an incident that occurred in October 2017 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. VSP worked closely on the case with the Lamoille County State’s Attorney’s Office.
According to the findings of the investigation, 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 drove with the victim to a remote area and had sexual contact with the victim, who was under the age of consent.
On Monday afternoon, Jan. 30, 2023, Noyes came to the Derby Barracks, where he was processed and released on a citation for sexual assault. He is due to appear for arraignment at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21, 2023, in the Criminal Division of Vermont Superior Court in Guildhall.
No additional information is available at this time. The affidavit of probable cause will be filed with the court and made public following Noyes’ arraignment. Members of the media should call the Court Clerk’s Office to confirm details of the hearing.
Anyone who might have information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Trooper Michael Mattuchio at 802-524-5993, or leave an anonymous tip online at https://vsp.vermont.gov/tipsubmit.
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