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Anderson, Izumizaki Set for Hearings on Friday

Two men accused of sexual offenses related to minors are set to appear in court Friday. Click the "Keep me posted" button below for updates about these stories.

UPDATE: As of noon, both hearings had been rescheduled to later dates. Ray Anderson is set to appear in court Oct. 12; James Izumizaki is set to appear Oct. 24.

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Two Albany men accused of committing sexual offenses against minors are scheduled to appear in court Friday. 

Albany Patch will report on the outcomes of both hearings. 

Raymond Anderson, who was charged earlier this year with six counts of molestation related to twin girls who lived with him in the 90s, is scheduled for a 9 a.m. hearing at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse in downtown Oakland, Department 10. 

According to the Alameda County sheriff's department, Anderson's attorney has filed a motion to set aside information related to Anderson's case. Anderson has been in custody since his arrest earlier in February.

In June, a judge ruled that the case against Anderson could move forward to trial following the testimony of police officers and both alleged victims. 

Albany Middle School teacher James Izumizaki is scheduled to appear in court Friday afternoon for his arraignment. 

Police arrested Izumizaki on Wednesday morning after school officials alerted police to allegations of improper conduct with a former student. Izumizaki was placed on paid adminstrative leave Monday, and arrested on suspicion of lewd acts upon a minor younger than 14. He has not yet been charged.

Izumizaki's arraignment is scheduled to take place in Department 112 of the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse in downtown Oakland at 2 p.m. 

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Click the "Keep me posted" button below for updates about this story. 

If there's something in this article you think should be corrected, or if something else is amiss, call editor Emilie Raguso at 510-459-8325 or email at albany@patch.com.

Albany Teacher September 29, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Agreed.
AG September 29, 2012 at 01:21 AM
This story is really confusing...
albany resident September 30, 2012 at 12:40 AM
I agree it is really confusing and I think very unfair to link these two very different cases together. I've been following the izumizaki articles and there has been no real information released about it. It all sounds like a big fishing expedition by the police and prosecutors. No charges has been filed and he was arrested 2 days after the accusation was made and they are waiting to arraign him next month ? I mean legally it sounds ludacris and if izumizaki didn't make bail he would be stewing in jail for one accusation without any real evidence from the way the case is going. I hope the patch continues to follow the case and write unbiasedly with all the details.
John Doh! September 30, 2012 at 01:02 AM
I'm cancelling my subscription to the PATCH and want my money back because I only read headlines and am too confused.
lubov mazur October 01, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Patch won't give you a refund. They send you a gift card for Capwell's.

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