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Ex-Teacher James Hooker Convinces Teenage Girlfriend Jordan Powers to Return

After a week of “relentless persuasion,” a 41-year-old disgraced teacher has lured his teenage lover back.

James Hooker was living with his 18-year-old former student Jordan Powers until last week, when police arrested Hooker for allegedly engaging in oral sex with an underage student in the 1990s. Disgusted with her boyfriend, Powers flew to Ohio to move back in with her very relieved mother.

According to new reports from Hooker’s neighbors, however, it appears the scandalous couple is back together. One of the neighbors, who spotted Hooker and Powers together, expressed dismay to the Mercury News: “I’m highly shocked she’s back here. I thought her mom would talk some sense into her. But it shows how much he is in her head.”

Powers’ mother has been very public with her opposition to her daughter’s relationship. Along with a Facebook campaign, she even appeared on Dr. Phil to plead for her daughter to return home. Because Jordan is now 18, and there is no credible evidence that her relationship with Hooker became physical while she was still a minor, there is little that Powers’ mother can do to compel her to break things off with Hooker.

After the allegations against Hooker from the 1990s came to light, it looked like Ms. Powers would finally get her daughter back. This week, that seems to be less clear. Hooker confirmed to a reporter in Sacramento, California, that he and Jordan have reunited and that she plans to move back in with him. Ms. Powers also confirmed that her daughter left Ohio several days ago, though she did not reference Hooker.

Hooker is currently out on bail for charges stemming from the 1998 incident. He will return to court on May 15th to stand trial.

See ABC News’ report on this story below:

  Modesto police arrested Hooker on April 6 and Jordan told him in a jailhouse phone call they were over  The couple share a kiss as they are interviewed by ABC and insist their love is real and for life  James Hooker quit his job at Enochs High School in Modesto - where his daughter, 17, is a student and where he met his teenage lover - so he could be with Jordan

 

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