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Former Teacher Court Hearing Moved Yet Again

Jury selection for former Lorbeer Middle School teacher Steven Andrews had been scheduled for June 19, Los Angeles District Attorney officials said.

The continuously delayed trial of former teacher Steven Andrews has been pushed back to August, court officials said Wednesday.

Officials with the District Attorney’s office had expected jury selection to begin June 19. Instead, a readiness hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 28, according to court records.

The hearing is an opportunity for attorneys in the case to let the court know if they are prepared to go to trial. The case has been assigned to department N at the Pomona Superior Court.

Steven Andrews, the 41-year-old former Lorbeer Middle School teacher, has been accused of committing lewd acts against a 14-year-old student.

Andrews surrendered to Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station deputies on Sept. 30, 2011. On Oct. 5, the District Attorney’s office filed 17 charges against him, 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.

Andrews plead not guilty last November.

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