(AP) - A MODESTO, Calif.former California teacher who made national headlines when he left his job and family to move in with an 18-year-old student was arrested Friday on suspicion of sexually abusing a different student more than a decade ago, police said.
Christopher James Hooker, 41, was arrested for investigation of oral copulation with a minor.
Police said the case stems from a 1998 relationship he had with a 17-year-old student from Davis High School in Modesto, where he once taught.
Hooker appeared in court Friday. A judge set his bail at $50,000 and assigned him a public defender, the Modesto Bee reported.
Hooker requested that his bail amount be reduced, and the judge set a hearing next Tuesday to consider the matter.
Police said the investigation started after Hooker announced his relationship in February with Jordan Powers, whom he taught at Enochs High School in Modesto.
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