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Diamond Bar teacher accused of sex with middle-school student

October 18, 2011 |  9:34 am

A Diamond Bar middle-school history teacher was in custody Tuesday for allegedly having sex with a former student.

Steve Andrews mugshotSteven Shane Andrews, 41, a teacher at Lorbeer Middle School, was charged earlier this month with 17 counts of lewd acts with a child under the age of 14.

He was being held at L.A. County Jail in lieu of $450,000 bail, according to a Los Angeles County sheriff’s report.

The student, now 14, told investigators she had developed a friendship with Andrews during the last school year when she was 13 and in 8th grade.

Beginning about April, the girl said she and Andrews began having sexual intercourse, according to the report.

The case came to light when a vice principal at a school in another district heard of it and reported it to sheriff’s deputies.

The Sheriff's Department's special victims bureau, which investigated the case, is asking for the public’s help in finding additional alleged victims.

Those with information are asked to call the bureau’s 24-hour line at (877) 710-5273.


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Photo: Steven Shane Andrews. Credit: L.A. County Sheriff's Department