The attorney for a former Modesto high school teacher who began a high-profile romance with a teenage student has asked a judge to dismiss sex charges against her client.
An 18-year-old Modesto high school student is back together with her former boyfriend and 41-year-old teacher, days after his arrest on charges of sexual assault against another underage student in 1998.
California lawmakers have rejected a bill that would have made it a felony for teachers to date their students, even if they are over 18.
The mother of an alleged victim of former Modesto high school teacher James Hooker spoke out against him on Tuesday night and said she hopes her daughter’s actions help put a stop to him.
The former Modesto high school teacher accused of sexual assault with a minor 14 years ago was apparently making plans to leave the country with his current student turned lover, according to prosecutors.
A Modesto teen who made national news when she and her high school teacher moved in together said she has broken off the relationship following allegations that he sexually abused another student.
Police have said a former California teacher who made national headlines when he left his job and family to move in with an 18-year-old student has been arrested for sexual contact with another teen.
To prevent teachers from “grooming” students for relationships when they become adults, the bill would also criminalize seductive communication, including sexual text messages.
It’s a story made for daytime TV: 41-year old Modesto high school teacher James Hooker left his wife and children after falling for his 18-year-old student.
A Central Valley school teacher has quit his job and left his wife and kids to move into an apartment with an 18-year-old student less than half his age.