A former private school principal who has been charged with six felony counts of child molestation pleaded not guilty Wednesday.
Robert Benson Adams, 61, who used to run the Creative Frontiers school in Citrus Heights, entered his plea during his eighth court appearance since his arrest last September.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge John P. Winn scheduled Adams' preliminary hearing for Aug. 17.
Adams is accused in the felony counts of molesting girls at the school who were under the age of 14. He faces a seventh, misdemeanor count of annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18.