The recommendation, however, outraged the parents of at least two of the victims, who said probation was too lenient a sentence for a teacher who took advantage of so many children. They said prison is the only appropriate punishment. Prosecutors vowed to do their best to convince the judge to disregard the recommendation. Deputy District Attorney Jason Anderson said he believes he can make a strong argument that Olsen poses a danger to society if he’s not locked up. Olsen, a soft-spoken Ontario man, was a substitute elementary school teacher who taught in at least 17 school districts in three counties. Ontario police arrested him in July after allegations surfaced that he inappropriately touched young girls at several schools. Most of the contact appeared to involve Olsen sitting the children on his lap. During an interview with police, he admitted the contact sexually aroused him, which is all that is necessary to support a molestation charge. Olsen pleaded no contest in February to six counts of lewd conduct and threw himself upon the mercy of the court. He could have faced up to 18 years in prison if convicted of those counts at trial. [email protected] (909) 483-9325160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RANCHO CUCAMONGA – The substitute elementary school teacher who admitted to inappropriately touching six first-grade students appears headed for a sentence of probation rather than state prison. Prison officials who examined Eric Norman Olsen, 29, over the past three months deemed him a suitable candidate for probation and psychological counseling, despite concluding that he is likely a pedophile who has problems controlling his impulses. Olsen’s attorney, Gina Kershaw, said the report supported her longtime contention that Olsen is not the sort of vile predator who belongs behind bars. The attorney said she believes Judge Ingrid Uhler will follow the recommendation when she sentences Olsen next month. “This helps him a lot,” the defense attorney said Friday.