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Sentencing set for Norlin

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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.


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Whoo hoo! A whoping 3 years for child molestation. Great slap on the wrist. What does this tell others who think it's ok....well...all I'll get is three years...that's not too bad. What lesson can be learned in three years!?

-- Posted by collegegirl2008 on Wed, Oct 7, 2009, at 5:06 PM

Why in the world was this sick freak even aloud out on bond??? He needs to be tossed away and never thought of again. He is going to get a slap on the wrist and do it all over again!!

Collegegirl--you are right. What lesson can be learned in three years?

-- Posted by day138 on Wed, Oct 7, 2009, at 10:43 PM

In July, Headley rejected a plea agreement

A jury trial in the case had been set to begin Oct. 21.

If the plea agreement is accepted, Norlin could be sentenced to up to three years in jail

Did I read this wrong?

-- Posted by Sand mann on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 2:42 PM


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