Sacto 9-1-1
February 22, 2013
Hearing delayed for former Creative Frontiers principal accused of molestation

A preliminary hearing on child molestation charges against a former private school principal has been rescheduled for next week.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael A. Savage had been set today to hear the evidence investigators have gathered on Robert Benson Adams of the Creative Frontiers school in Citrus Heights. Savage, however, disqualified himself "out of an abundance of caution," he said, because he had signed the search warrants investigators served on Adams at the time of his Sept. 7, 2011 arrest.

Court officials then sent the case to Judge Kevin J. McCormick, who set the hearing for Thursday at 1:30 p.m. McCormick also set aside next Friday for the hearing if Deputy District Attorney Kevin Jones and defense attorney LInda Parisi do not finish it by then.

Adams, 61, is facing six felony child molestation counts and one misdemeanor count of annoying or molesting a child in an investigation into allegations that stretched back to 1996. He had run Creative Frontiers, which features K-6 and preschool programs, since 1975.

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