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Man sentenced to life in prison for raping child

Posted: 4:14 PM, Sep 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-11 19:26:15-04
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CROWLEY, La. - An Acadiana man was sentenced to life in prison on August 5, 2019, for raping an 11-year-old.

Noah Drake Primeaux, 36, was found guilty of aggravated rape of a juvenile by an unanimous jury after a four-day trial. Primeaux was charged with raping the victim on July 6, 2015, in Rayne. The trial began on June 25, 2019.

The Acadia Parish jury heard from investigating officers, non-expert witnesses and expert witnesses.

Primeaux previously pleaded guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile in Lafayette Parish in 2009, according to The Advocate. Primeaux engaged in sexual activity with a juvenile between the ages of 12 and 17, according to court documents.

For the carnal charge, Primeaux was sentenced to three years in jail, with credit for time served. Primeaux was required to register as a sex offender for 15 years.

In 2006 and 2009, Primeaux pleaded guilty to simple battery, possession of cocaine in 2004, theft in 2005, and issuing worthless checks in 2006, according to The Advocate.

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