California teen ends romance with former teacher

(KGO)
April 9, 2012 12:07:19 PM PDT
A Modesto teen who drew national attention after moving in with her high school teacher has ended the romance after he was arrested on charges of sexually abusing another student.

18-year-old Jordan Powers moved in with 41-year-old James Hooker in February. Hooker even quit his teaching job and left his wife and children to move in with the teen. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Power said she is moving back with her family and feels betrayed.

"He called me from jail and yes, I told him that we're done. 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. And, for him to not even have enough respect to tell me the truth," she said.

Powers also said Hooker has not denied the charges against him in conversations with her. The previous relationship dates back to 1998 and Powers said she fears Hooker may have abused other teenagers.


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