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Wednesday
Jul202011

California Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Principal Prompt Calls to Tip Line

Photos.com/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- A crime-tip line in Sacramento, Calif., has been peppered with calls about a case in which police are investigating allegations that a principal sexually abused students for the past 15 years, authorities said Wednesday.

Robert Adams is being investigated for alleged incidents involving at least 10 current and former students at the now-shuttered Creative Frontiers School that he also owns, according to the Citrus Heights Police Department.

No arrests have been made, and Adams denies the allegations.

"People have been involved daily giving us information and calling us based on our press release," Citrus Heights Public Information Officer Jon Kempf said of the department's Monday news release.

A search warrant was issued Monday and investigators visited the school and Adams' residence. The preschool and elementary school were shutdown Monday.

Kempf said investigators are taking their time with the investigation because of the nature of the alleged crimes.

Adams is alleged to have engaged in inappropriate sexual and physical contact on numerous occasions, according to a state Department of Social Services complaint.

"Respondent Adams rubbed Child #1 on her back, legs, arms and buttocks and then touched her buttocks after inserting his hand under her swim suit while she was lying on her stomach," the report says of an incident that is alleged to have occurred in 2010.

Adams' lawyer said her client is outraged at the allegations and that the investigation has been conducted in a way that has taken a toll on the children at the school.

Creative Frontiers School educates about 180 students during the school year and, police said, about 80 were attending the school this summer. Officer Kempf said the department is handling the investigation with the children's best interests at hand.

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