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Monday, April 9, 2012

Jordan Powers Dumps Teacher, Lover, James Hooker, After His Arrest

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 3:40 PM

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It seems 18-year-old Jordan Powers has decided her former teacher/boyfriend has no class after all. 

As the LA Times points out today, Powers dumped 41-year-old James Hooker after he was arrested last week on suspicion of sexually assaulting a minor over a decade ago.

Powers tells the press that her romantic relationship with Hooker is officially over -- she moved out of their shared apartment after he was hauled off to jail on Friday.

"He called me from jail and, yes, I told him that we're done," Powers told ABC News on Saturday morning. "I 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."

Hooker was arrested on Friday after police discovered that the high school teacher had allegedly sexually abused a 17-year-old girl in 1998 when he was teaching at Davis High School in Modesto.

Police made the discovery as they investigated Hooker's curious relationship with Powers, who had dropped out of high school and moved in with Hooker, who had ditched his wife and kids for Powers, in February.

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Although they had met when Powers was a freshman at Enochs High School, the couple swear they never acted on their love for each other until she turned 18. But Powers' mother went to police anyway, explaining that she found a series of text exchanges that proves Hooker had been preying on her daughter long before she was of legal age.

So it probably came as no surprise to Powers' mother when police said they had evidence to prove he had an inappropriate relationship with a minor in 1999.

"He told me that he met her online and he hung out with her just as friends and then he went to her house and she came out of the bathroom naked and he only touched her boobs and her legs," Powers told ABC. "He was freaked out so he left and went home. He said nothing else happened, but all of that was a lie."

There are some lessons you just can't learn in school.

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