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Andre Edwards' Preliminary Hearing Confirmed for January

The former Ralston Middle School custodian accused of molesting two students is due back in court on Jan. 25.

After a number of continuances, a preliminary hearing date has been set in San Mateo County Superior Court for Andre Edwards, the former  custodian accused of  two students.

The court scheduled the preliminary hearing for Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. A previous hearing, scheduled for Nov. 7, was continued at the request of the defense. 

Edwards, 52,  on April 15 to two counts of committing lewd or lascivious acts on a child under 14. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.

Edwards is out of custody on a $200,000 bail bond. He was arrested on March 17 following a four-month-long investigagtion by the that stemmed from a female student's reports that Edwards inappropriately touched her.

It was the second time a student had accused Edwards of such behavior; in 2001, Edwards allegedly put his hands down the pants of a 13-year-old girl, according to the district attorney's office.

At the preliminary hearing, the judge will listen to the evidence of the crime and determine whether it is sufficient to require Edwards to stand trial in Superior Court.

Edwards, who retired from the  on Feb. 28, had worked there since September 1987. He has denied the claims.

Phillip Bailey January 04, 2012 at 02:02 AM
It's a shame that those accusing Andre have dwindled down to two...
Phillip Bailey January 04, 2012 at 02:05 AM
It's a shame that those accusing Andre have dwindled down to two... Andre an all the victims know how many (more) there were. All one had to do is interview all the boys who Andre confided in regarding what he would do with so and so etc. Admitedly that is not proof, but come on, he was not inapprppriate with ONLY two girls. Andre loved his style and swagger and his entire career at Ralston should have been gone over with a fine tooth comb IMO.

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