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Jury Trial Set for Former Lorbeer Teacher

Steven Andrews is accused of committing lewd acts against a 14-year-old student. We also take a look at the crime blotter for the week.

A jury trial for a former Lorbeer Middle School teacher facing molestation charges has been scheduled for Oct. 1.

The case has been winding its way through the court system for about a year.

Steven Andrews, 41, has been accused of committing lewd acts against a 14-year-old student. He 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.

Below is a look at the week in crime:

Sunday, Sept. 2

  • Assault – 4 a.m. 1300 block South Diamond Bar Boulevard. Deputies received a report of domestic violence.
  • Assault – 5:50 p.m. 400 block North Platina Drive. Deputies responded to a report of a domestic assault.

Monday, Sept. 3

  • Vehicle Break-In/Theft – 11 a.m. 900 block of Wynnewood Drive. Parts or accessories were stolen out of a car.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

  • Burglary – 4 p.m. 24300 block Sylvan Glen Road. Burglars broke into a home. No forced entry found.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

  • Assault – 11:30 a.m. 100 block Diamond Ranch Drive. Deputies responded to a call of an assault.

Thursday, Sept. 6

  • Motor Vehicle Theft – 9:10 a.m. 900 block of Clear Creek Canyon Drive. A vehicle was stolen from the area.

Friday, Sept. 7

  • Vehicle Break-In/Theft – 9:10 a.m. 20800 block Golden Springs Drive. A vehicle was broken into.
  • Burglary – 6:30 p.m. 1800 block Diamond Bar Boulevard. Burglars broke into a home at night.

Saturday, Sept. 8

  • Theft/Larceny – 12:01 a.m. 1300 block Calbourne Drive. A petty theft was reported.
Ingrid Cantrell September 10, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Will this trial EVER really happen?
notsomuch September 10, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Wonder if they offered him a "deal". He should probably take it and spare his family, friends & supporters of the details!
B= October 17, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Just hearing the charges, no one has been spared. If he had any caring for anyone but himself, he would not be in the position he is in. Don't expect him to suddenly grow a conscience.

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