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Modesto teacher who dated student ordered to surrender passport

James Hooker, 41, was arrested on Friday, April 6, 2012, on suspicion of sexually abusing a student at Davis High School in Modesto in 1998.

April 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A former Modesto High School teacher who made headlines for dating a student made his first court appearance Tuesday.

James Hooker, 41, is charged with sexually abusing a different 17-year-old girl in 1998.

A judge ordered him to surrender his passport after police said they found a notebook detailing his plans to leave the country. Hooker was arrested on Friday.

In February, Hooker left his wife and three children for 18-year-old student Jordan Powers, who dropped out of school to be with him. Powers said the relationship is now over.

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