GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - A man who pleaded guilty to one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile Monday learned his punishment a short time later.
Judge Jason Verdigets sentenced Noel Williams Jr., 26, of Gonzales, to five years in prison with credit for time served. Verdigets said Williams must register as a sex offender for 15 years after his release.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Williams has sex with a 13-year-old girl on Oct. 27, 2015. Williams was 25 at the time.
Deputies said the girl's mother contacted them that day to report the teen as a runaway. They added they learned the girl was last seen leaving the area in a car and later pulled over one matching its description.
Investigators said Williams was driving the car they stopped and they later learned the two had sex just before deputies located them.