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After three years of delays, the trial for Robert Adams has again been scheduled. Will it commence on July 29?

– Judi, Lincoln

The trial date for Robert Benson Adams has been reset.

According to Sacramento Superior Court online records, it is scheduled to begin Oct. 28. Adams’ next court date is for a trial readiness conference Sept. 26.

Adams, 63, the former principal of Creative Frontiers School in Citrus Heights, was arrested in September 2011. In March 2013, Superior Court Judge Kevin J. McCormick ordered him to face trial on charges that he methodically and routinely molested young girls at the private school dating back to 1996.

He is charged with six felony counts of lewd and lascivious behavior with a child younger than 14 and a misdemeanor count of annoying or molesting a child younger than 18.

Adams pleaded not guilty and is free on bail.