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Ask Sacto 911 crime Q&A: Has former school principal accused of child molestation gone to trial?

Did Robert Adams’ trial begin, or was it again delayed?

–Still Waiting, Orangevale

The trial date for Robert Benson Adams, former principal of Creative Frontiers school in Citrus Heights, has been reset a half-dozen times.

According to Sacramento Superior Court online records, it is now scheduled Jan. 7. A trial readiness conference is set for Dec. 12.

Adams, 63, 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 has pleaded not guilty to the charges.