If you haven’t heard, Jordan Powers, the California teen who dropped out of school to move in with her 41-year-old teacher, James Hooker, finally wised up and dumped the guy after he was arrested Friday on charges of sexually assaulting another girl 14 years ago. Read more
A match made in the classroom: James Hooker (41) and Jordan Powers (18). Photo courtesy of ABC News
Remember that California teen who moved in with her 41-year-old teacher shortly after her 18th birthday? Well, her mom is fuming (I don’t blame her) and with the help of a California law maker, is fighting for a law that could send her daughter’s former teacher – who now is her live-in boyfriend – to jail. Read more
My friend, Amy Blasingame, sent me this video about a student-teacher affair in California. You guys gotta watch this – it has LITTLE 15 written all over it!
VIDEO: 18-year-old Moves In With Teacher (ABC)
Do you know of any other news stories out there about student-teacher affairs? Send them my way or post the links below.
As I’ve watched the sex abuse scandal unfold at Penn State, I can’t help but recognize the obvious similarities to the sex cases that rocked the Roman Catholic Church in the last decade.
I could go all day about how both are managed by male dominated-hierarchies and revered by millions of people.
Perhaps the most striking parallel, though, is how both allegedly had knowledge of ongoing sexual abuse of children within their ranks, yet chose not to inform law enforcement authorities. Read more