Additional count filed against Norlin
GREENCASTLE --The state has filed a sixth count against a Cloverdale man charged with several sex crimes.
William E. Norlin, 54, has had a charge of Class D felony sexual battery tacked on to the two counts of Class C felony child molesting, Class C felony sexual misconduct with a minor and Class D felony counts of performing sexual misconduct in the presence of a minor and child seduction that are already pending against him.
A jury trial in the case is set for Oct. 21. A plea agreement in which Norlin would have had all the other charges dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea to the sexual misconduct with a minor charge was rejected in July by Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley.
Norlin was arrested on Jan. 22. According to court documents, Child Protective Services reported that his alleged victim, a teenage girl, told a CPS representative that Norlin had been molesting her for several years.
Norlin could be sentenced to 33 years in prison if he is convicted on all counts. He has been out of jail since Jan. 26, when he posted a $25,000 cash bond.