Woman receives probation for contributing to child in need of assistance

A Westminster woman received probation before judgment after entering a plea agreement for contributing to a condition rendering a child in need of assistance.

Lisa Renee Noyes, 37, of the 900 block of Wampler Lane, pleaded not guilty but agreed not to challenge the state's version of the facts Monday in Carroll County Circuit Court. Noyes was placed on 18 months of probation.


Noyes and her husband were charged in April after an investigation by the Carroll County Advocacy and Investigation Center revealed that Noyes had performed a sexual act on her husband, Robert Daniel Griffin, 34, of Westminster, in front of a minor, according to the statement of facts read into the record by Senior Assistant State's Attorney Amy Blank Ocampo.

Griffin was convicted of sexual abuse of a minor in April and is scheduled to be sentenced July 23, according to court records.

Ocampo said further investigation of the incident revealed a history of domestic violence and controlling behavior by Griffin.

Defense attorney Paul Capriolo said Noyes is separated from Griffin and planning to file for divorce.

"They had quite a tumultuous relationship," he said.

Capriolo requested probation before judgment while Ocampo requested a suspended sentence with the opportunity to earn probation before judgment.

"We think one of the best things that came out of this is that they are formally separated and she's pursuing a divorce," Ocampo said.