Man sentenced to more than 50 years for breaking into house, raping 3-year-old girl

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Luis Enrique Marin Noyola

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was sentenced to at least 56 years in prison on charges that he broke into a woman’s home and raped her 3-year-old daughter, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

Luis Enrique Marin Noyola, 20, of Walkertown Avenue, pleaded guilty Monday morning in Forsyth Superior Court to first-degree rape of a child, first-degree sex offense, first-degree burglary and indecent liberties with a child. Judge Susan Bray of Forsyth Superior Court gave Noyola consecutive sentences that totaled 56 years and eight months to 79 years and 10 months in prison.

Assistant District Attorney Kia Chavious said in court that the incident happened on March 9. The toddler had developed a fever that night and her mother had placed the child on her bed and propped her window with a jar of Vaseline to help the child’s fever to go down. She left the bedroom and made a few phone calls and then heard a noise and came back to find Noyola in her bedroom, Chavious said.

The mother fought Noyola, who escaped out the window.

Winston-Salem police got a 911 call later from a bouncer at a nightclub who said that a man fitting Noyola’s description and covered in blood had tried to get into the nightclub. Noyola was refused entry.

Winston-Salem police later tracked down Noyola, who came to the police department and gave a statement in which he admitted to raping the girl.

As Chavious presented evidence in the case, the girl’s mother sat on the second row crying. She ran out of the courtroom for a brief time because she couldn’t bear to hear the details of her daughter’s assault.

Later, after she returned to court, she told Bray that she and the entire family have had a hard time dealing with her daughter’s rape. She said she’ll have to deal with this for the rest of her life. Her daughter has had to receive counseling.

The Winston-Salem Journal typically does not identify the alleged victims of sexual assault or their families.

Richard Ramsey, the attorney representing Noyola, said Noyola voluntarily came to the police department and gave a full statement. Noyola told police that he was drunk and high on cocaine when he raped the girl.

But Chavious said that Noyola knew that he was raping a little girl and he knew that it was wrong.

Bray ordered that when Noyola is released from prison, he must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and that he will be subject to lifetime satellite-based monitoring.

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