Janel Pearl Ramirez, 31, was formally charged with sexual encounters with a minor. Her arraignment scheduled for Thursday, April 26 was moved to May 3 at the request of her lawyer, Virginia Blumenthal.

The Riverside County District Attorney filed three felony charges against the former Idyllwild student. If convicted, Ramirez faces jail time of four years and four months, according to John Hall, Senior Public Information Specialist for the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office.

Ramirez was a ninth grade English teacher, employed with the Hemet Unified School DIstrict since 2007.