Calif. Teen Breaks Up With Teacher After His Arrest

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Christopher Hooker teacher student relationshipMODESTO, Calif. -- A Northern California teen who made national news when she and her high school teacher moved in together says she has broken off the relationship following allegations that he sexually abused another student.

Jordan Powers, 18, told ABC News that when her now former boyfriend, Christopher Hooker, called her from jail she told him, "We're done."

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Hooker, 41, was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexually abusing a different student more than a decade ago.

After being booked on one count of oral copulation with a minor, he made a brief court appearance during which a judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Powers and Hooker moved in together in February, with Powers dropping out of James Enochs High School in Modesto and Hooker quitting his teaching job there and leaving his wife and three children.

The two appeared on a number of national talk shows and in interviews, and maintained that they didn't have a sexual relationship until she turned 18. But police are still investigating whether there was inappropriate contact before that.

During Saturday's interview with ABC, Powers said that she had "lost everything for this guy."

"I lost my senior year. I gave up all my friends at high school because they didn't agree with me," she said.

Meanwhile, the teen's mother, Tammie Powers, said that after Hooker was arrested, she helped her daughter move out of the small apartment the two shared.

The mother and daughter have left for an undisclosed location out of the area, The Modesto Bee reported.

"She is safe, and I'm glad of that, and I'm elated that he's in custody," Tammie Powers told the newspaper.

Hooker was released from the Stanislaus County Jail after posting $50,000 bail, the newspaper reported.



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Teacher Who Moved in With 18-Year-Old Student Arrested

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AimingWanderously

And so ends another May-December romance. It ended as most of them do, with a long prison sentence for the older one.

May 04 2012 at 11:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
conrad

What a knucklehead this guy is ,have a nice life......stupid!

April 10 2012 at 11:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mikeymike1486

oince a pedofile always a pedofile!!

April 10 2012 at 9:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
granados

STUPID STUPID Little girl that all she is A Idiot , all the stuff she put her mom and family thru you got what you deserve to live with a Pedo ...

April 10 2012 at 6:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jon-Paul

Yeah...Hes an idiot...and she should've listened to her friends and families advice.

April 10 2012 at 3:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
brachm5

Just another pedophile.

April 09 2012 at 10:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Sire

She is 18. NOT a pedo.

April 09 2012 at 11:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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jezabell

she was 14 when he started the relationship

April 10 2012 at 2:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
Jon Lewis

Soon to make the change from Tight End to Wide Receiver.

April 09 2012 at 9:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael M

I've been wondering where her dad has been through this process. I presume a divorce - anyway, perhaps if he had stuck around the young girl wouldn't be looking for a father figure. Of course, the teacher isn't much of a dad either, considering he dumped his wife and kids for a teenager.

April 09 2012 at 8:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Rina

the dad could be deceased....

April 09 2012 at 9:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sam 'n Lisa Doyle

...was it worth giving up everything?.........

April 09 2012 at 8:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jessesalazarjr

He will go crawling back to his wife and kids. Hopefully, she is strong enough to do the right thing.

April 09 2012 at 8:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Michael M

...He might...but he will also have to find a job. He resigned in lieu of a termination for violation of the school district teacher-student fraternization policy. The guy will likely never teach again (which is good). And with this publicity, he might also have a very difficult time finding a job.

April 09 2012 at 9:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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