Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Robert Melvin Goode sentenced to 12 years for child molestation

Ex-school principal who admitted molestation gets 12 years
May 18, 2009

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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.

“Twelve years is a fair sentence, sir,” Judge Daniel Goldstein told Goode. “You caused irreparable harm to a young girl.”

Prosecutors have alleged the abuse began when the girl was 8 and continued for six years. They said they sought a settlement to keep the girl from having to testify.

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.


Anonymous said...

This is so crazy!!!! He use to spank me with a paddle when I was in kindergarten and 1st grade. What a shame..

Anonymous said...

12 years is fair? Is that how long the kid is going to be dealing with this?