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Trial Date Set for Steven Andrews

The former Lorbeer Middle School teacher faces 17 counts related to alleged lewd acts on a child.

A trial date for a former Lorbeer Middle School teacher accused of committing lewd acts against a 14-year-old student has been set for March 1.

Steven Andrews, 42, appeared in Pomona Superior Court briefly Monday morning while the attorneys on the case agreed to upcoming dates.  A pre-trial readiness hearing also was set for Feb. 27.

Andrews surrendered to Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station deputies on Sept. 30, 2011. He faces 17 charges, including six counts of sexual penetration with a foreign object, six counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child, two counts of oral copulation with a child under 16, and three counts of lewd acts on a child. He pleaded not guilty in November 2011.

Judge Tia Fisher met in her chambers with an attorney representing the Pomona Unified School District regarding statements of a potential witness in the case.

Fisher said she found no criminal liability issues in the written statement the witness made from her initial review.  She ordered Sarah Williams, the attorney representing Pomona Unified to provide under seal any statements the witness made.  She asked the prosecutor Debra Scott to provide the witness' written statement so that the court could evaluate and compare the interview with the school district with the one with the District Attorney's office.

In October, defense lawyer Paul Potter filed a motion to have the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office removed from trying his case, but that effort was unsuccessful.

Andrews remains in custody on $450,000 bail at the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles.

Yvonne January 11, 2013 at 04:19 PM
His attorney really is putting time between the age of his alleged victim (at time of the crime) to current if she has to testify. If she looks older on the stand the jury may see it in a different light. I hope that he gets a vigorous defense so that there are no appeals when the jury reaches a verdict. I pray for the victim and her family.
notsomuch January 16, 2013 at 05:02 PM
WHERE ARE UR COMMENTS VITO???
Vicious March 06, 2013 at 02:46 AM
So what's the word
RLeland March 09, 2013 at 04:48 PM
What was the result of the Feb 27th date? Patch never keeps up on real news!
Melanie C. Johnson March 09, 2013 at 05:33 PM
Hello RLeland. Mr. Andrews' court date was postponed. He will be in court next April 11. His court dates are public information, so if you go to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's inmate search website and put in his name, you can keep up on the dates that way, in case Patch misses one. Have a great day!

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