Jury Awards $8 Million to Girl Who Was Repeatedly Molested by Diamond Bar Middle School Teacher

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A girl who was sexually abused numerous times by her Diamond Bar middle school teacher and later accused the school district of ignoring early signs of misconduct has been awarded $8 million by a jury.

Steven Andrews, who was a teacher at Lorbeer Middle School in Diamond Bar, is shown in a booking photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in October 2011, when he surrendered himself to custody.

Steven Andrews, who was a teacher at Lorbeer Middle School in Diamond Bar, is shown in a booking photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in October 2011, when he surrendered himself to custody.

The case involved former teacher Steven Andrews.

Andrews, who taught at Lorbeer Middle School, is already serving more than 15 years in prison after being convicted of 17 felonies, including several counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with the then-14-year-old girl.

The girl said Andrews repeatedly gave her passes to leave other teachers’ classes to be alone with him, had physical contact with her inside his locked classroom and had sex with her at his home and when they were supposed to be on a school trip to Disneyland, court records show.

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