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Former Ralston School Custodian Arrested for Allegedly Molesting Student

Andre Edwards was arrested at his Hayward home today.

UPDATE 6:25 P.M.: Andre Edwards is due to appear in San Mateo County Superior Court for his initial felony arraignment at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Belmont Patch will update this story following the arraignment.

UPDATE 4:56 P.M.: A former custodian was arrested at his Hayward home today for allegedly molesting a female student last year, according to a statement released by the .

Andre Edwards, 52, was taken into custody this afternoon on suspicion of two felony counts of annoying/molesting a child, and will be booked into jail, police said.

Police began investigating Edwards after claims surfaced that he allegedly groped a female student on campus in November 2010, police said.

"That investigation eventually uncovered additional information on a previously unsubstantiated allegation from 2001, which resulted in the second count," police said in a statement.

Edwards was hired by the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District in September 1987, and retired on Feb. 28 during the four-month-long investigation. The San Mateo County District Attorney's Office issued his $200,000 arrest warrant on Wednesday.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Belmont police investigators at (650) 595-7400 or the Crime Tip Line at (650) 598-3000.

Bob May 25, 2011 at 07:02 PM
They have little to do with the Andre incident. They have more to do with how the current Super and board conduct business.
Phillip Bailey August 20, 2011 at 09:28 PM
laura....or whomever took her spot....Has there been any resolution or updates on Andre's situtation or the charges leveled towards him?
Phillip Bailey December 23, 2011 at 07:19 PM
Dear Belmont Patch... What's going on with the Andre Edwards situation. Thanks PB
Joan S. Dentler December 24, 2011 at 01:13 AM
Hi Phil....We are working on updating this story now---watch for a story early next week.
Phillip Bailey March 23, 2013 at 08:50 PM
I guess the insanity continues over these types of men who their supporters probably supported them until it all came tumbling down. So, So Sad. http://www.contracostatimes.com/contra-costa-times/ci_22834087/bay-area-baseball-coach-orinda-man-charged-child http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=29013 http://rockridge.patch.com/articles/former-o-dowd-baseball-coach-joel-kaufman-sought-on-child-molestation-chrages

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