A Jan. 31 jury trial is scheduled for a former Dothan High School teacher facing multiple charges, including engaging in a sex act with a student.

Julia Michelle Engle, 29, of Kinsey, was arrested May 4 for allegedly having sex with a student. On May 21, she was arrested on additional charges of a school employee engaging in a sex act or deviant sexual intercourse with a student and two misdemeanor charges of distribution of obscene material to a student.

According to court documents, Engle entered a plea of not guilty and waived her arraignment hearing, which was scheduled for Oct. 31. She was indicted by a grand jury Oct. 1.

Police said an investigation into the allegations began May 3, and Engle and two students were taken to the Dothan Police Department for interviews. Engle was arrested after the interviews.

When arrested, she was listed as a math teacher on Dothan High’s website.

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