A former Modesto, Calif., teacher who quit his job to move in with his 18-year-old student girlfriend was arrested Friday on charges of sexually abusing a student almost 15 years ago.
Jordan Powers, 18, promptly broke up with Christopher Hooker, 41, when he called her from jail after his arrest, MSNBC reported. The student whom Hooker allegedly abused met Hooker online in 1998, when she was a 17-year-old student at Davis High School in Modesto, where Hooker worked at the time.
Powers said she believes the woman previously involved with Hooker came forward to rescue Powers' relationship with him.
According to the Associated Press, investigation on Hooker's history of sexual abuse began in February of this year, when Hooker and Powers came forth to the public about their relationship. The now ex-couple claims they didn't have a sexual relationship until Powers turned 18, although they met while Powers was still a 14-year-old student at Enochs High School in Modesto.
Hooker was arrested n one count of oral copulation with a minor, and a judge set his bail at $50,000. The judge set a hearing for next Tuesday to consider lowering Hooker's bail.