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Warrant details claims against ex-Modesto teacher

MODESTO, CA (AP) - A woman who has accused a former Modesto high school teacher who began a high-profile romance with a student of doing the same with her nearly 14 years ago told investigators that the teacher wooed her for several months and performed oral sex on her when she was still a minor.

The Modesto Bee reports that details about the alleged relationship are contained in an arrest warrant authorities sought last week when they charged former Enochs High School teacher James Hooker with a sex crime from the 1998 encounter with the now-31-year-old woman.

The 41-year-old Hooker was arrested Friday at the apartment he then shared with 18-year-old Jordan Powers, an Enochs High student for whom he left his wife, three children and job.

Powers says she moved out and broke up with him after learning about the earlier alleged entanglement.


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