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.