James Hooker — the 41-year-old married father who left his wife and kids for his 18-year-old-student — might be the worst teacher ever. Last week, he resigned from his job at Enochs High School in Modesto, California over the scandal that’s shaken up a community and pit one mom on a crusade to save her daughter from a man she calls a "master manipulator." [...]
Jordan met her teacher as a freshman, but both maintain nothing physical happened until she turned 18 this past September. Hooker claims he saw Powers as "just a student" and had no romantic feelings toward her at first, but when her most recent birthday came around, things changed.
Waited until she was 18? Isn’t that what he is supposed to do?
Or is the antifeminist right that the 18 year age of consent limit serves to instill terror in men, to prevent sex with women even older then that limit?
They changed so much, in fact, that Hooker, left his wife and three kids (one of them a 17-year-old Enochs high school student as well) so that he could move in with Jordan.
James Hooker is the target of a vindictive vendeetta. Not by Hooker’s wife, but by the girl’s mother.
Tammie Powers said her daughter, Jordan, has known Hooker since her freshman year at James Enochs High School. She said the two exchanged a flood of text messages and phone calls the day after Jordan’s 18th birthday on Sept. 5.
Tammie Powers said she had also obtained evidence that the two were corresponding regularly before Jordan began her senior year and she believes Hooker has committed a crime.
"That’s pursuit, in my opinion, with some type of intent," she said.
Again, avoiding sex with under 18 year olds is not enough. One should not even text or phone with her. Mr. Antifeminist you are so right! The law is not just concerned with "protecting" 17 year olds from having sex.
Still, Hooker claims he has no regrets. In an interview with Good Morning America, he shut down Tammie’s accusations as a "pack of lies" and said of his new love, "we really do want to have a future together."
I hope Mr. Hooker is also fully aware that he is totally in the hands of his young lover. If, during the next 4 years (statute of limitations) she claims she was coerced to lie and in reality they had sex while she was under 18 and/or his student, his life is over. There is no due process in such accusations, so there is almost no defense in case she accuses him. It does not matter if the accusation is true or a malicious lie.
The morality of leaving one’s wife for a younger lover
Of course, the morality of leaving his family is an issue to be discussed. Of course, he will pay dearly for that, in child support and alimony. He can be forced to find new work or else go to jail. And the new couple will not have much money after he pays off his old family’s support.
Polygyny instead of divorce
In countries with polygyny, the husband would stay with his old family and just acquire a new additional wife. Shocking thought, I know. But this was normal for millennia, and still is normal in many countries. In some other countries, he would just put up his lover in a second apartment, but stay with his wife. Less harm for family life, and for the children. Polygyny is actually good for women: they have more choice among men. It is bad for low ranking men who will have no chance to find a wife (and who thus might cause serious social unrest).
- Watch Video: ABC News’ exclusive interview with Hooker and Powers
- Watch Video: Mom blasts Modesto teacher’s affair with her daughter
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