Classical Academies (Escondido and Oceanside, CA)

"Ex-school principal who admitted molestation gets 12 years." San Diego Union Tribune (CA), 5/18/2009
VISTA – A former North County school administrator was sentenced to 12 years in prison Monday after admitting he molested a girl for several years.

In March, Robert Melvin Goode Jr., 60, pleaded guilty to one count of continuous sexual abuse of a minor and one count of forcible lewd acts upon a child…

Goode was a senior administrator at Classical Academy in Escondido, Classical Academy High School in Escondido and Coastal Academy in Oceanside.
From 1983 to 1994 he was the principal at Tri-City Christian School, a high school in Vista.

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VISTA -- A man who co-founded two North County charter schools and also served as the principal of a private school kept his head bowed Friday afternoon when he faced a judge to plead not guilty to charges that he repeatedly molested a child for six years.

Robert Melvin Goode Jr. is accused of continuous sexual abuse of a child from the time the victim was 8 until the age of 14, said Deputy District Attorney Jodi Breton.

"The victim had had enough and revealed the abuse," the prosecutor said after Goode's arraignment in a Vista courtroom. She said the child came forward in late January…

Superior Court Judge Marshall Hockett kept bail for the 60-year-old educator set at $1.5 million. The bearded, gray-haired man is married and has three adult children.

"I recognize that, given his position in the community, it's difficult for anybody to think that Mr. Goode is capable of any charges like this," Breton said. "However, we are on solid footing in charging him with this case and I believe a conviction will be had."

In the face of the allegations, Goode abruptly retired last week from his post as chief executive officer with Classical Academies, a set of Escondido- and Oceanside-based charter schools. He had co-founded the schools, and held the top position since 1999…

Breton said she believes Goode resigned shortly after the child revealed the alleged abuse.

In a written statement issued Thursday, Classical Academies expressed "shock" that Goode was suspected of the abuse, and stated he is no longer associated with the schools, which include The Classical Academy in Escondido, the Classical Academy High School in Escondido and the Coastal Academy in Oceanside…

Breton said the charges filed against Goode include three that involved the continuous sexual abuse of a minor. There also are six charges related to forceable lewd acts on a child and two charges of forced oral copulation on a child…

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that bastard stole my laser pointer. I hope he gets a taste of his own medicine. dont drop the soap bobby.