Sheriff Craig Webre reported the arrest of Jeffery Noel (age 49) of Thibodaux. On July 23, 2015, the Sheriff’s Office began an investigation after learning Noel allegedly had sexual contact with a child under the age of 13. Following the investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for Noel’s arrest. On Friday, August 21, detectives made contact with Noel arrested him per the warrant. He was booked with First Degree Rape and is currently being held at the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. Bond has not yet been set. Due to the nature of the incident, no further details will be made available.