Teen student breaks it off with her teacher, 41, after his sex arrest

2012-04-08T00:00:00Z Teen student breaks it off with her teacher, 41, after his sex arrestThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 08, 2012 12:00 am  • 

MODESTO, Calif. - A Northern California teen who made national news when she and her high school teacher moved in together says she has broken off the relationship following allegations that he sexually abused another student.

Jordan Powers, 18, told ABC News that when her now former boyfriend, Christopher Hooker, called her from jail she told him, "We're done."

Hooker, 41, was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexually abusing a different student more than a decade ago.

After being booked on one count of oral copulation with a minor, he made a brief court appearance during which a judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Powers and Hooker moved in together in February, with Powers dropping out of James Enochs High School in Modesto and Hooker quitting his teaching job there and leaving his wife and three children.

The two appeared on a number of national talk shows and in interviews, and maintained they didn't have a sexual relationship until she turned 18. But police are still investigating whether there was inappropriate contact before that.

During Saturday's interview with ABC, Powers said she had "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," she said.

The teen's mother, Tammie Powers, said, "She is safe, and I'm glad of that, and I'm elated that he's in custody." She helped her daughter move out of the couple's apartment.

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