Booking photo of Hemet High teacher and former Idyllwild resident Janel Ramirez
Janel Ramirez, 31, former Idyllwild School student and Hemet High School teacher, waived her right to a jury trial and pled guilty in Riverside County Superior Court to sex with a minor student on May 3, 2012. The court imposed immediate sentencing.

The charges against Ramirez, unlawful intercourse with a minor more than three years younger and oral copulation with a person under 18 years of age, could have subjected her to a prison term and classification as a sex offender. Ramirez is married and a mother of two and until this incident had been a respected teacher at Hemet High School. Ramirez resigned her position on Tuesday, May 1 according to Bill Sanborn, HUSD trustee.

The court accepted her guilty plea and sentenced her to five years of probation and 120 days of electronically monitored house arrest.

The court order and probation terms do not require Ramirez register as a sex offender.


  1. I’m so sick of this chauvanistic court system! If an adult has sex with a minor, then that are a sex offender. Moreover, someone in a position of authority and/or trust who abuses such position in order to commit any crime whatsoever(including sex crimes) needs to be punished and registered as such a person. The registration is not meant to be a punishment(unless you consider making it difficult for someone to commit a sex crime as “punishment”). The registration is to give unsuspecting innocents every available resource to be aware of their surroundings so as to be able to protect friends, family or oneself. Where is the disconnect with the courtsystem?!