Sentencing set for Norlin
GREENCASTLE -- A Cloverdale man charged with six crimes will be sentenced Oct. 22 in Putnam County Circuit Court.
William E. Norlin, 54, is charged with two counts of Class C felony child molesting, Class C felony sexual misconduct with a minor and Class D felonies performing sexual misconduct in the presence of a minor, child seduction and sexual battery.
Norlin has pled guilty to the sexual battery charge, and a plea agreement has been taken under advisement by Judge Matthew Headley. If Headley accepts the agreement, the other charges against Norlin will be dismissed.
In July, Headley rejected a plea agreement in which all the other charges against Norlin would have been dismissed in exchange for a guilty plea to the sexual misconduct with a minor charge.
A jury trial in the case had been set to begin Oct. 21.
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.
He has been out of jail since Jan. 26, when he posted a $25,000 cash bond.
If the plea agreement is accepted, Norlin could be sentenced to up to three years in jail.