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There are 67 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Aug 13, 2007, titled Lake Howell football coach sentenced -- OrlandoSentinel.com. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A judge today sentenced former Lake Howell High School football coach Edward Vincent Norton to a year in the county jail for having sex with a 17-year-old girl, a student team manager.

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star

Orlando, FL

#2 Aug 13, 2007
She was a willing participant what more can you say. A 17 y/o ia old enough to make choices. She knew right from wrong. He too keww right from wrong. He made a bad choice. This girl is 19 y/o pregnant again, doe she not know what causes babies. She continues to make those choices. What came first baby or marriage.
Gary--Maryland

Battle Creek, MI

#3 Aug 13, 2007
Glad to see this guy is going to the slammer. As a long time teacher and coach I have zero tolerance for those who abuse children. I could care less that the victim was a willing participant. Parents entrust their children to us and our behavior should be above reproach.
Elsie

Houston, TX

#4 Aug 13, 2007
Aforty year old man having sex with a 17 year old female & he justifies it by calling their romance a "terrible misjudgment". No kidding! He got off pretty easy considering. Yes he will be labeled a sex offender, will have to attend court ordered counseling & all the other degrading requirements when labeled a sex offender. It's unfortunate that the legal system labels them the same, but the punishment is not the same. You've read my blogs, you know what sentence my son got-more time than this guy! The system is not fair or just. There needs to be a rating system for sex offenders like 1-5, 5 being severe. This guy would rate a 3 or 4 on my scale & still have to register. Those on the 1 to 2 would be the teens having sex with teens-no registering or having their photos splashed all over the internet allowing them to go forward with their lives without the stigma of the sex offender label. The registry does not give details so it seems like people think they are all perverts, when that is not the case.
bebe

Windermere, FL

#5 Aug 13, 2007
i see nothing wrong with it actually - they were going to get married
Marcus from Orlando

Lakeland, FL

#6 Aug 13, 2007
ONLY A 1 YEAR IN JAIL WAY TO GO BUCK BLANKNER.. HE GOT ME NO JAIL TIME FOR ARMED ROBBERY HES THE MAN!!!
Beachlass

Saint Augustine, FL

#7 Aug 13, 2007
star wrote:
She was a willing participant what more can you say. A 17 y/o ia old enough to make choices. She knew right from wrong. He too keww right from wrong. He made a bad choice. This girl is 19 y/o pregnant again, doe she not know what causes babies. She continues to make those choices. What came first baby or marriage.
That is the problem with the thought process of a lot of people today - 17 years old IS NOT old enough to make those choices and we, as adults, must make them for them! There is no excuse for what this so-called educator did to this young girl. I don't care if she was willing or not - he has to say no to her! No excuses!!!!
Go Jags

Palm Bay, FL

#8 Aug 13, 2007
Gross!
anne

Orlando, FL

#9 Aug 13, 2007
i personally think its no one business. if all you have to do is trash talk about it why dont you talk to the real people involved and get straight facts. if you dont know them shut up. you dont help who you fall for and you cant judge people on their mistakes. and especially if you dont know him or her dont make comments about their lifestyles now, you dont know her and you dont know him and you dont know what their lives were like or what they will be in the future.
No EQUAL Justice

Orlando, FL

#10 Aug 13, 2007
If he was a female teacher in the SAME circumstances then she would been treated as a celebrity and not given any jail time?????
Orlando Homegrown

Orlando, FL

#11 Aug 13, 2007
If it had been the other way around and a 41 y/o female teacher was bangin' a 17 y/o male student they'd sweep it right under the rug and you'd never hear about it again! And the lady wouldn't have to register as a "Sex offender" either! I've said it before and I'll sy it again, If the sex offense was that bad, then the perpetrator should receive life without parole or death, then you wouldn't have to worry about where they live or will they ever do it again. And if the offense wasn't bad enough to get life or death, then a judge and jury should determine the sentence, let the person serve his or her time just like any other criminal and once they have completed their time, they are FREE to go with out registration. check ins, website character assassinations, etc. Just like any other person that gets out of jail after serving their full sentence!
bebe

Windermere, FL

#12 Aug 13, 2007
BUCK BLANKNER IS THE MAN!!!
hmmmm

Orlando, FL

#13 Aug 13, 2007
if Eddie didn't want people to talk about him he shouldn't have gotten a child pregnant and taken pictures of himself having sex with her.
anne wrote:
i personally think its no one business. if all you have to do is trash talk about it why dont you talk to the real people involved and get straight facts. if you dont know them shut up. you dont help who you fall for and you cant judge people on their mistakes. and especially if you dont know him or her dont make comments about their lifestyles now, you dont know her and you dont know him and you dont know what their lives were like or what they will be in the future.
Stepheno3

Orlando, FL

#14 Aug 13, 2007
So that means that any man that has sex with a girl in this country can go to jail for it: Really cool law! Great country!
A country trying to control the lives of everyone! Why does not the country try to control the lives of the black that are out there killing people and selling drugs and breaking into house? Oh I'm sorry: Please forgive me, They are a protected society, they can do what they want!
Well I hope that the USA girls that want to have sex can do without it! Serves them right, walking around all the time half way undressed looking as sexy as they can then when they get what they want the man goes to jail__Really cool law and society!
hmmmm

Orlando, FL

#15 Aug 13, 2007
one scumbag thug talking about a scumbag defense attorney. nice.
Marcus from Orlando wrote:
ONLY A 1 YEAR IN JAIL WAY TO GO BUCK BLANKNER.. HE GOT ME NO JAIL TIME FOR ARMED ROBBERY HES THE MAN!!!
Stepheno3

Orlando, FL

#16 Aug 13, 2007
anne wrote:
i personally think its no one business. if all you have to do is trash talk about it why dont you talk to the real people involved and get straight facts. if you dont know them shut up. you dont help who you fall for and you cant judge people on their mistakes. and especially if you dont know him or her dont make comments about their lifestyles now, you dont know her and you dont know him and you dont know what their lives were like or what they will be in the future.
Do you have the real facts? I doubt it very much, you are just running your big fat mouth!
Orlando 123

Wilson, NC

#17 Aug 13, 2007
Please explain me this like I'm a six yeras old. This guy is 40 and dated a 17 years old, who was in love with him, and he was in love with her. we are not talking about a 14 or 13 years old we are talking about a woman who makes decision and decided to date some one, right? so beside being his teacher, and should have been fired for unethical behaviour, I do not see any legal harm for the lady or society. Why jail, just fired the guy.
Stepheno3

Orlando, FL

#18 Aug 13, 2007
Marcus from Orlando wrote:
ONLY A 1 YEAR IN JAIL WAY TO GO BUCK BLANKNER.. HE GOT ME NO JAIL TIME FOR ARMED ROBBERY HES THE MAN!!!
Perhaps he does not like men having sex with girls, who knows!
Stepheno3

Orlando, FL

#19 Aug 13, 2007
Gary--Maryland wrote:
Glad to see this guy is going to the slammer. As a long time teacher and coach I have zero tolerance for those who abuse children. I could care less that the victim was a willing participant. Parents entrust their children to us and our behavior should be above reproach.
Gary are you gay? Certainly sounds like it, if so please stay in Maryland, we do need more of them here in Florida!
dueling bangos anyone

Orlando, FL

#20 Aug 13, 2007
it is always good to get the West Virgina/Kentucky point of view on such things...
bebe wrote:
i see nothing wrong with it actually - they were going to get married
LHHSAlumni

Salyersville, KY

#21 Aug 13, 2007
Norton is a disgrace to the Lake Howell Community. He deserves far more than what he has been given. I hope prison treats you as well as you have the community. Its going to be a long RIDE for you Norton. Just remember...what goes around, comes around.

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