A Nova Scotia man has received a life sentence for his involvement in the shocking sexual assault of an elderly Springhill woman.

Last month, 45-year-old Paul Noiles of Amherst pleaded guilty to breaking into the 84-year-old woman’s home and sexually assaulting her.

A neighbour called police to report suspicious activity at the victim’s home in the early morning hours of Oct. 7.

Police discovered the woman’s home had been broken into and that she had been sexually assaulted.

With the help of tracking dogs, police were able to locate Noiles at a nearby home.

Noiles has a long history of sexual attacks on elderly women and holds an extensive record of assault, break and enter, and sexual assault charges dating back to 1985.

In 2000, Noiles served eight years in prison for sexually assaulted a 71-year-old woman.

Today, a judge sentenced Noiles to life in prison for break and enter with intent, as well as 14 years for sexual assault in Amherst provincial court.

Noiles received the maximum sentence on both charges.