Jordan Powers

James Hooker

Hearing Delayed In For Modesto Teacher In Teen Sex Case

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.

10/03/2012

18-year-old student Jordan Powers looks on as former teacher, 41-year-old James Hooker answers a reporter's question. (Modesto Bee)

Modesto Teenager Back Together With Teacher Charged In Sex Assault

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.

04/18/2012

Booking photo of former teacher James Hooker. (Modesto Police)

California Lawmakers Reject Bill To Punish Student-Teacher Dating

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.

04/17/2012

Booking photo of former teacher James Hooker. (Modesto Police)

Fresno Mom Of Alleged Teacher Sex Abuse Victim Speaks Out

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.

04/11/2012

Booking photo of former teacher James Hooker. (Modesto Police)

Ex-Teacher Facing Modesto Sex Charges Allegedly Planned To Leave Country

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.

04/10/2012

18-year-old student Jordan Powers looks on as former teacher, 41-year-old James Hooker answers a reporter's question. (Modesto Bee)

Modesto Teen Splits From Former Teacher After His Arrest

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.

04/09/2012

18-year-old student Jordan Powers looks on as former teacher, 41-year-old James Hooker answers a reporter's question. (Modesto Bee)

Ex-Modesto Teacher Who Dated Teen Accused Of Sexually Abusing 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.

04/06/2012

18-year-old student Jordan Powers looks on as former teacher, 41-year-old James Hooker answers a reporter's question. (Modesto Bee)

California Bill Would Punish Student-Teacher Dating

To prevent teachers from “grooming” students for relationships when they become adults, the bill would also criminalize seductive communication, including sexual text messages.

03/27/2012

18-year-old student Jordan Powers looks on as former teacher, 41-year-old James Hooker answers a reporter's question. (Modesto Bee)

Ex-Modesto Teacher In Relationship With Student Confronted On ‘Dr. Phil’

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.

03/13/2012

18-year-old student Jordan Powers looks on as former teacher, 41-year-old James Hooker answers a reporter's question. (Modesto Bee)

Modesto Teacher Quits Job To Be With 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.

03/01/2012

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