SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — The principal under investigation for allegations of child molestation at a Northern California private school is denying he did anything wrong, declaring “I am innocent.”

Robert Adams addressed the accusations Monday, the first time he has spoken publicly since authorities shut down Creative Frontier School in Citrus Heights, a Sacramento suburb.

With his wife, three daughters and attorney by his side, Adams denied accusations that he inappropriately touched young girls over a 15-year period.

“I am shocked at the allegations that have been made against me and the school, but I welcome a full investigation,” said Adams. “I am sad mostly for these children; closing the school in this manner. But I assure you, I’m very confident that nothing inappropriate has happened. I am innocent.”

The allegations against him were contained in a complaint filed this week by the California Department of Social Services, which revoked his daycare license. The school has since been closed.

Adams has not been arrested. Citrus Heights police spokesman Jon Kempf said Wednesday the department was continuing to “carefully and methodically” investigate. He also said the department continues to receive “new significant” information relating to the case.

The complaint alleged Adams touched young girls under their shirts and down their pants. It went on to say Adams — whom students referred to as “Mr. Bob” — would also “seclude female children under a computer desk and lie down with them on a mat in his office.”

The complaint also accuses office administrator Cynthia Higgins of being aware of some of the allegations and failing to report them to authorities.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (31)
  1. Reality says:

    Wow! He’s innocent! Now it is all clear.

    OJ Simpson was innocent too. Bill Clinton “did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” And so on and so forth.

    As I stated on the other thread, the man is innocent until proven guilty. However, I find it interesting that:

    #1) ALL the supposed victims are of one gender.

    #2) He stated, “But I assure you, I am very confident that nothing inappropriate has happened.” If I were innocent, I would have said, “I can assure you that none of these allegations are true.” That is a subtle difference than saying that he “confident that nothing has happened.”

    #3) His daughter’s reaction seemed out of place to me.

    #4) His whole speech sounded fake, staged and not not completely sincere.

    #5) His OWN staff member reported this in the past.

    But just my opinion.

    Cheers!

    1. Amy Cee Gee says:

      I’m not sure about the daughters reaction either- the reality is, she seems young enough not to know how to appropriately handle this, it’s likely confusing, embarassing, scary and breaking her heart all at the same time. It’s an appropriate outbreak of emotion, but the timing seemed, I don’t know…weird or off or something.
      Don’t pervs usually stick to one gender?
      I think perhaps there IS the possibilty that the staff member could be a disgruntled former employee? No indication of that, but we don’t know everything yet.
      This will be intereting to watch…Yes, Innocent until proven guilty.

      1. Jamie says:

        WOW! are you really that naive?!?!?! pervs usually stick to one gender? What’s wrong with you! Pervs usually do anything that moves!

      2. Jack says:

        Jamie, your comment seems harsh, in light of the fact that you back up your statement with the word, “usually.” How do you know what pervs usually do? Do you have statistics? Do you know all the pervs on the planet and have you asked them if they are gender specific when choosing their victims? Without hard facts, what real value to generalizations and speculation add to any topic?

  2. bob says:

    hi little girl, let me adjust your bathing suit for you

  3. Reality says:

    Oh yeah, and when “Mr. Bob” filed for bankruptcy because the school’s pool got ruined in the late 1990’s, he claimed the following in court papers:

    #1) He had a Teaching Credential from CSU Northridge.

    #2) He went to graduate school at UCLA and obtained a credential in Early Childhood Education.

    #3) He completed his master’s in education at Pacific Oaks Teachers College in Pasadena.

    Guess what?

    #1A) CSU Northridge officials said he never received any teaching credential from them. In fact the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing didn’t find ANY teaching nor even admin services credential for “Mr. Bob.”

    #2A) UCLA officials have ZERO record of “Mr. Bob” having ever attended UCLA.

    #3A) Pacific Oaks said “Mr. Bob” only took two courses there and NEVER received a master’s degree.

    Good ol’ “Mr. Bob.” LOL

    Cheers!

    1. lori says:

      I’ll bet there’s no cameras anywhere in the school.

  4. Reality says:

    So I have a question… let’s say hypothetically that this case ends up going to trial, “Mr. Bob” is declared “not guilty” and is allowed to open up the school again for the subsequent school year.

    Can I get a show of hands of the parents here that would be naive enough to send their children back there?

  5. Shawn says:

    He belongs in prison…..BUBBA likes mouth hugs….

  6. BETTY says:

    WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO “INNOCENT TIL PROVEN GUILTY”
    YOU ALL ARE LIKE A LYNCH MOB. WAIT TILL HE IS PROVEN GUILTY BEYOND
    A SHADOW OF A DOUBT. THEN HANG HIM OUT TO DRY

    1. Jackie says:

      Thank you Betty. You are so right. Convicting individuals on hearsay is the height of ignorance.

  7. Reality says:

    Betty, what ever happened to your ability to read? What part of this are you incapable of comprehending: “As I stated on the other thread, the man is innocent until proven guilty.”

    Cheers!

  8. disgusted says:

    I believe we should all wait to see what the investigation and trail brings. But most of you won’t. You assume the cops or the complainer got it all right. I would not want you anywhere near a court room!
    America is no more…

  9. disgusted says:

    trail + trial. duh

  10. bert says:

    hey Betty, are you going to send your kid there before he is proven innocent

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    1. sanitywillprevail says:

      Please stay on topic. Take a course in computer skills, ask a friend for help, but STAY ON THE TOPIC!!!

    2. James says:

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  12. Laura M. Rebelo says:

    It’s very sad that after so much talk about children abuse these people came know with those allegations after 15 years. For money certain people sells the soul to the evil. It is very fishy. I hope he is Innocent. If he is, God please help him.

    1. sanitywillprevail says:

      Huh?!!!

    2. James says:

      Where there’s smoke, dig deeper and there will be fire.

  13. James says:

    I heard from someone who was taking her child to this place that he use to lay down with children to help them take a nap…..ODD, VERY VERY ODD….STRANGE….Why would anyone do that? Especially a Principal?!?!?! hmmmm……very strange behavior, like that of a pedo-file don’t you think?!?!?!

  14. James says:

    He thought he’d never get caught. He thought he had a full-proof system….with his office administrator to cover up for him. PERVERT!

  15. Jamie says:

    Maybe he even inappropriately touched his own child…….who knows?

  16. Jamie says:

    One thing is for sure: THESE SICKOS NEVER CHANGE! NOT EVEN WITH THERAPY!

  17. independentforever says:

    Yes Reality if he is not guilty I would send them back, I would not even take into account anything that some one said happened 10 or 15 years ago. We live in fictitious times, hard to tell what the truth is any more there is soooooo much garbage on the internet. I must say however that you are quite a hypocrite you are a confused individual, you berated Betty and told her she did not understand what you typed which is “As I stated on the other thread, the man is innocent until proven guilty”. but you asked other posters that if he was found innocent if they would be so naivete as to send their child back to “that” school.
    In other words you would not believe it if he were not found guilty hypocrite.

    1. Reality says:

      independentforever writes: “Yes Reality if he is not guilty I would send them back”

      At least you have the cojones to admit your naivety, so that’s got to count for something.

      ———–

      “I would not even take into account anything that some one said happened 10 or 15 years ago.”

      Your kids sure are lucky to have such a “brilliant” parent.

      ————

      “We live in fictitious times, hard to tell what the truth is any more”

      I live in the world of reality and while it might be hard for you to discern between truth and fiction, it isn’t hard for some of us.

      ———–

      “I must say however that you are quite a hypocrite you are a confused individual”

      LOL… you’d send your kids back to this school and I’m the confused one. OK.

      ———–

      “you berated Betty and told her she did not understand what you typed which is “As I stated on the other thread, the man is innocent until proven guilty”.

      That is correct. She clearly did not understand. On that previous thread, I defended both sides of the coin and stated emphatically that he is innocent until proven guilty.

      ———–

      “but you asked other posters that if he was found innocent if they would be so naivete as to send their child back to “that” school.”

      That is correct with the exception that I said if he was found “not guilty” as compared to “innocent” as there is a substantial difference between the two that you clearly cannot comprehend.

      ———–

      “In other words you would not believe it if he were not found guilty hypocrite.”

      LOL… in other words, you lack logic skills. I could care less if he was found “not guilty” or “guilty” because I would never send my kids back to that school with him there. As I already explained (which you could not apparently grasp), “The risk far supersedes any reward.”

      For instance, if I were a juror in the OJ Simpson case, I would have voted to find him “not guilty” even though I am pretty confident that he was involved in the murder of Ron and Nicole. Why? Because based on how the law is written and the evidence that was presented, one could make a case for a reasonable doubt. However, just because OJ was found not guilty, it doesn’t mean I’d want my white, blonde daughter who looks like Nicole to ever date OJ. It is a matter of common sense.

      In the case of Mr. Bob, this guy is CLEARLY a liar when it comes to even talking about his own background as I mentioned earlier. If he blatantly lies about his education, then the odds that he’d lie about something else “big” makes even more sense since a precedent is already set.

      So let me get this straight… you’d send your child back to a school where:

      #1) 10 separate kids are claiming this man molested him.

      #2) The man lied about his own educational background.

      #3) His OWN employees saw this molestation and received complaints.

      #4) He was a former swim coach and was now accused of touching a girl underneath her bathing suit.

      #5) His daughter looked extremely odd during his press conference.

      #6) He misspoke as I mentioned earlier in his press conference.

      #7) All the victims “coincidentally” happen to be of the same gender.

      #8) He didn’t do proper criminal background checks on many of his own employees.

      #9) His own employees didn’t alert parents to this much earlier when they knew for years.

      #10) Etc, etc, etc.

      That’s fricken’ brilliant! Seriously, how daft are you to even think that? Are there no other schools around? Are you too lazy to take them to a different school? You’d actually risk your child being molested just to send him back here because you are too foolish to enter the realm of reality?

      Absolutely mind-boggling.

      Cheers!

  18. Proud Parent of CF says:

    I am appalled by these accusations against Bob. This is a heart breaker to the families that that school has provided the basis for productive adults along with support to single parents like myself. They know not what they do. Stupid, stupid people. The press and the sheep have made this a horror story. Sheep follow the flock without knowing the facts. Jump off …realy who lead your BS last year. Remimber what goes around will always come back around to YOU.

    1. Reality says:

      Proud Parent of CF, you should change your name to one of the following options:

      #1) Naive Parent of CF>

      #2) Parent of CF Who Doesn’t Mind Placing My Own Kids Around Possible Molesters.

      #3) Sheep Parent of CF Who Believes Everything My Cult Leader Mr. Bob says.

      Cheers!

  19. lori says:

    I don’t know if he did or didn’t do these things . but at least keep an open mind. If you think about it what better way for a person thats always had these tendensies to set himself up in a position where he can do these things.When a person is accused of something like this it’s always the one whose always the pillar of the community.For your kids sake keep an open mind.

  20. Former Student says:

    I am a former student of Creative Frontiers and a childhood victim of Mr. Bob’s wandering hands. I can attest that this man is guilty as sin and will soon be prosecuted for such behavior toward children.

    “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the darkest depths of the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin.” (Luke 17:2)

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