James Hooker, Modesto Teacher Who Moved in with Student, Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault

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This relationship might be legal, but his other one wasn't
James Hooker, the 41-year-old Modesto high school teacher who ditched his wife and kids for one of his students, was arrested today -- but not for his questionable relationship with 18-year-old Jordan Powers.

While police had been investigating whether that relationship was legal, they came across a previous relationship that definitely wasn't legal. According to Modesto police, Hooker was romantically involved with a 17-year-old student when he taught at Davis High School in 1998. Media outlets are reporting that Hooker befriended the victim and developed a sexual relationship with the minor -- and investigators claim there's evidence to prove it. 

Today's arrest raises even more questions about his current relationship with Powers, who had been one of his students at Enochs High School. While Powers is now of legal age, her mother -- and police -- have questioned whether this relationship began when she was still a minor.
 
In extensive media interviews, both Hooker and Powers insist that they did not act on their love for one another until she turned 18. Once she became legal, he quit his job, left his wife and three daughters (one of whom is a year younger than Powers), and moved in with his teenage girlfriend.

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James Hooker's booking photo
Powers' mother insisted Hooker had been preying on her daughter long before she turned 18 -- and said she has a string of text messages between the two of them that says so. In media reports, Hooker challenge police to dig up whatever they wanted.

And dig up they did.

Police say they have obtained evidence that corroborates the victim's allegations of the 1998 affair. Detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Hooker, who has been booked on charges of oral copulation with a minor.

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thomas long
thomas long

glad  to see  this  liberal creep  arrested 

Delilah
Delilah

I see a pattern here!

Regardless Campbell
Regardless Campbell

Well Powers' mother was right about him all along! I hope he gets what he deserves as well and as for Powers herself? like I said in another website? it's hard for me to feel sorry for her cause she like everybody else said? she was with him while he was still living with his wife and children and she wants everyone to feel sorry for her because she told GMA that she gave up her senior year, her mother and her friends just to be with him? well she has to realize that he left his wife and children plus his job to be with her so she can't complain!

Elissa Bell-Bassett
Elissa Bell-Bassett

Oh,I am so glad He showed his true Pedophile megalmaniac tendancies and went so public and in Your face with his"love' for a Teenager He GROOMED as prey...Wow.I can only think what would happened to the old deviant who shattered My world at 13...He was more the sneaky type...I hope She gets some good counseling to deal with all of this.And I LOVE the way her Mom never let this go,as some do.Mine did,Oh,well.They will go on and heal from this together,Mother and Daughter will be OK.And his nasty,sick self will be cooked.People in prison still have teen daughters and while I do not wish him physical harm-I hope he spends his time in therapy and isolation so he has time to think about what kind of Man he is.He still has his own children and unfortunately they are victims in this,too.Don't hurt him-Find out why he is like this so we can learn how to better spot these Guys and Gals,too.

yeahisaidit1913
yeahisaidit1913

Hate to say I told you so..but I TOLD YOU SO!! Dudes like this are predators and their pattern of behavior always come out! As for this lil tramp...its amazing how she did not feel that he was a lying creep "capable of being so cold" even though she knew that he had humiliated his own wife and kids beyond belief when he left them to be with her. Now she wanna say he is "cold" and that he betrayed her? HELLO..didnt you know he was capable of betrayal while you watched him to the same to his wife....mistress logic..flawed as hell..thats why I don't fell sorry for her...You want to be 18 and grown.. welcome to adulthood lil girl! take your lumps like the rest of us..quit crying and admit you did not listen when you should have. As for Hooker my recommendation..put him on suicide watch while he is in jail. This arrogant SOB thought he was above the law. What you wanna bet he breaks down and tries to contact his wife, as soon as a mofo hit rock bottom they wanna call the person they f#$*@# over..

You Know.
You Know.

Those of you saying it's true love are oblivious to the bullshit going on. Your true love is someone you marry, have 3 kids with and spend your life building up. Not some 14 year old girl you met, and preyed on until she was of age. This dumbass is acting on pure lust, and preying on a gorgeous young lady without a father.. Its only a matter of time before she realizes he has nothing to offer compared to a REAL man of appropriate intentions and age.Wake the fuck up people, please.

yeahisaidit1913
yeahisaidit1913

Update, he has been arrested for doing the same thing with a minor years ago! What you have to say about it now, all of your James Hooker supporters?! This guy is a creep and I knew it would come out sooner or later. All of you supporters like DFun and the rest of you need to join him in jail. Im sure if we searched your computers it would be full of kiddie porn..Im glad he got caught! Don't EVER underestimate the lengths a mom will go to to protect her child..even if that child thinks she is grown!!!

Bls3562
Bls3562

I hope that Mr. Hooker finds out that Charlie Manson is right - where he's headed, he won't need broads.

Lovee
Lovee

Thank god he is arrested he is one sick man!!!!

Heather Hayden
Heather Hayden

This was without question "not surprising"  These people are hiding all over in the educational system.  When I was a little cautious, but vigilant about my daughter's fifth grade teacher one year, another mom when finding out that he was her teacher, asked me out for lunch and warned me about the teacher's surprising comments and actions toward her and her older daughter when she had been in his classroom.  Needless to say, I made sure that he knew that my daughter told me everything and that he WAS BEING WATCHED CAREFULLY.  I must tell you that he did test this and came very close to crossing several lines.  The schools and teachers' unions circle the wagons and protect these people way too much!!!

T
T

Yup he's a predator. And that girlfriend is dumb!!! She's already too old for him. The THINGS that men do for the nookie!!

Williany Amill
Williany Amill

just disgusting i feel more sorry for his own daughther then that home wrecking bimbo though.

Heather Hayden
Heather Hayden

Be careful, pedophiles groom their victims and judging by the interviews with this perv and his victim, she was groomed extensively.  She probably still doesn't realize that she is a victim and will require therapy to overcome the years of grooming that he accomplished while being paid by the school district.  I bet if they dig deeper, they will uncover more victims.

Williany Amill
Williany Amill

I just feel His daughter is the real victim, Jordan was a WILLING lover WILLING to take the father away from the family, he didn't even wait for those bday candles to go out before leaving his family and job for her and the same can be  about her.  Now the daughter is destroyed forever, had to change schools and live with the fact that her daddy is a pedo and be laughed at, because the classmate of a slut was a retarded, ignorant, backstabbing bitch. She back stabed her class mate, her own mother. Everybody wants justice for Jordan but what about the other girl?! The TRUE VICTIM? Jordan better f-ing appreciate getting her life back and just confess the truth that this affair was before she was 18! what if she wont do it?

Karfluki
Karfluki

It's about time... I'm guessing he isn't quite so smug now.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Uh oh... So much for all the people posting under the earlier version of this story that we should mind our own biz because it was true love..... 

I guess we were right... He's a PERV! 

So I cant wait to hear from... Dfun, third eye, Hcomgirl, Rick Lopez, and J Brozovik... 

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Oral copulation? That means he licked her neener? 

909Jeff
909Jeff

HAHAHAHAH! 

I shouldn't be laughing at child abuse but that was funny! 

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