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Hooker Plea Deal

Former Modesto Teacher Accused Of Oral Sex To Be Sentenced

A former high school teacher who made national headlines for his relationship with a former student will be sentenced Wednesday for a crime dating back more than a decade.

07/17/2013

Hooker Plea Deal

Former Modesto Teacher Accused Of Oral Sex With Student Takes Plea Deal

The former Modesto high school teacher, who is in a sexual relationship with a former student of his, took a plea deal to charges of sexually molested another student 14 years ago.

07/15/2013

James Hooker and Jordan Powers leave the Stanislaus County Courthouse in Modesto on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (credit: CBS13)

Sex Case Against Former Modesto Teacher James Hooker Moves Forward

The former Modesto high school teacher who is in a sexual relationship with a former student of his was held to answer charges that he sexually molested another student 14 years ago.

10/23/2012

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Celebrity Attorney Representing Alleged Victim In Case Against Former Teacher

A celebrity attorney was in a Modesto courtroom Tuesday morning bringing even more media attention to a story that has already garnered national headlines.

10/02/2012

James Hooker, 41, and Jordan Powers, 18, have stirred controversy at a Modesto high school after the teacher entered into relationship with his student. (credit: Modesto Bee)

Former Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Minor Arrives In Court With Teen Girlfriend

A former Modesto teacher who made national headlines after leaving his family for a student, is back in court today, with that former student by his side.

05/15/2012

Jordan Powers, 18, tells CBS13's Checkey Beckford she's moved back in with her former teacher, James Hooker, 41, despite Hooker's recent arrest for sexual assault on a 17-year-old several years ago. (credit: CBS13)

Modesto Teen Confirms She’s Back Together With Her Former Teacher Hooker

Former Modesto high school teacher James Hooker is back together with his former student, the 18-year-old teen told CBS13 on Tuesday.

04/17/2012

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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

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Former Teacher Accused Of Sexual Assault Scheduled To Be In Court Tuesday

The former Modesto high school teacher now accused of sexual assault with a minor 14 years ago is expected to appear before a judge Tuesday.

04/09/2012

James Hooker, 41, and Jordan Powers, 18, have stirred controversy at a Modesto high school after the teacher entered into relationship with his student. (credit: Modesto Bee)

California Bill Would Punish Student-Teacher Dating

A 41-year-old teacher leaves his wife and his three children to date one of his high school students — and there’s nothing illegal about it.

03/27/2012

James Hooker, right, and Jordan Powers started out as teacher-student but are now reportedly lovers. (credit: Modesto Bee)

Lawmaker Wants To Strip Teachers Of Pensions If Caught In Relationship With Students

A California lawmaker wants to make it illegal for teachers to have relationships with students even if the student is 18 like the case of the Modesto teacher and his student girlfriend.

03/14/2012

Tammy Powers on the Dr. Phil show on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (source: Peteski Productions/Dr. Phil)

Teen’s Mother Confronts Former Teacher Turned Lover On Dr. Phil

It’s a story made for daytime TV: a 41-year old Modesto high school teacher leaves his wife and children after falling for his 18-year-old student.

03/13/2012