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Jordan Powers, California Teen, Breaks Up With Teacher Boyfriend After His Arrest

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MODESTO, Calif. -- A Northern California teen who made national news when she and her high school teacher moved in together says she has broken off the relationship following allegations that he sexually abused another student.

Hooker, 41, was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexually abusing a different student more than a decade ago.

After being booked on one count of oral copulation with a minor, he made a brief court appearance during which a judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Powers and Hooker moved in together in February, with Powers dropping out of James Enochs High School in Modesto and Hooker quitting his teaching job there and leaving his wife and three children.

The two appeared on a number of national talk shows and in interviews, and maintained they didn't have a sexual relationship until she turned 18. But police are still investigating whether there was inappropriate contact before that.

During Saturday's interview with ABC, Powers said she had "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," she said.

Meanwhile, the teen's mother, Tammie Powers, said that after Hooker was arrested, she helped her daughter move out of the small apartment the two shared.

"She is safe, and I'm glad of that, and I'm elated that he's in custody," Tammie Powers told the newspaper.

Hooker was released from the Stanislaus County Jail after posting $50,000 bail, the newspaper reported.

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