SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The family of an 8-year-old girl allegedly abused by embattled Creative Frontiers School Principal Robert Adams filed a civil lawsuit Thursday.READ MORE: 2 Juveniles Arrested After Mother, Son Found Critically Injured In Elverta
The suit alleges that Adams, 60, sexually abused the girl during the 2010-11 academic year.
Adams was arrested by Citrus Heights police on Wednesday on six counts of felony child molestation and one misdemeanor count ranging from 1996 to this June.
During his arrest at his Folsom home, Adams suffered an unspecified medical condition, reportedly chest pains, and had to be hospitalized at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, where he remained Thursday.
According to the girl’s attorney, Joseph C. George of Sacramento, Adams removed the girl from her classroom and sexually abused her in his office and on “walks” around the school.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
The complaint further alleges that “Mr. Bob,” as he was called by the private elementary school’s students, told the girl’s mother he had expertise in psychology and thereafter provided his evaluations of the girl.
Adams’ actions were all part of a pattern and practice of removing girls from the classroom so he could sexually abuse them, the suit alleges.
“The girl’s mother is concerned about the decade of child abuse at Creative Frontiers and the well-being of the other girls who may have been abused by Mr. Bob,” George said. “It is unconscionable for a principal to take advantage of and sexually abuse his young students.”
The 10-page lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. George held a press conference outside the Sacramento County Superior Courthouse to discuss the suit. He said he waited until Adams’ arrest to file it because he didn’t want to interfere with the investigation.MORE NEWS: 'Intense' Yellowjacket Activity Reported Around Sacramento Area, Vector Control Says
The state Department of Social Services shut down Creative Frontiers in July. Adams founded the school in 1976.