Q: I have been following the Creative Frontiers principal, Robert Benson Adams, case from Day One. He was to be sentenced April 1. Was he sentenced and how long will his sentence be?
A: Robert Benson Adams was sentenced Friday to 364 days in custody to be served in a sheriff’s work project, according to Sacramento Superior Court records available online.
He also was sentenced to three years probation, and he will be required to register for life as a sex offender.
Adams, 64, former principal of Creative Frontiers School, a private school in Citrus Heights, pleaded no contest in March to six counts of misdemeanor child molestation. He was arrested in September 2011, accused of molesting female students at the school.
In his no-contest plea, Adams admitted that from 1998 through 2011, he molested six female students, ranging in age from 4 to 8 years old, according to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. The molestation occurred on campus during school hours.
His conduct included touching the bare chest of children under their clothes while they they sat on his lap or were lying down during nap time, authorities said.