MODESTO It's over, says Jordan Powers, the 18-year-old who dropped out of high school to move in with her former teacher.
James Hooker, 41, was arrested by Modesto police Friday on charges of sexually assaulting a different teenage girl 14 years ago.
"He called me from jail and, yes, I told him that we're done," Powers told "ABC News" on Saturday morning. "I 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."
Hooker posted $50,000 bail about 5 a.m. Saturday and was released from the Stanislaus County Jail, sheriff's officials said. He avoided reporters who spotted him riding a bicycle in a park and in his apartment complex.
Until February, Powers was a student at Enochs High School and Hooker was a business teacher and adviser to several campus clubs. The former couple has said their student-teacher relationship became romantic last fall, after Powers turned 18.
The Modesto City Schools District suspended Hooker on Feb. 3 during an initial investigation.
He left his wife and three daughters two weeks later and moved into an apartment in Modesto. He moved Powers out of her mother's house and into the apartment days later. He resigned his teaching position the same day and remains unemployed.
Police said they have developed evidence that Hooker was involved with a then-17-year-old girl in 1998 while he was a teacher at Davis High School in Modesto.
"He told me that he met her online and he hung out with her just as friends, and then he went to her house and she came out of the bathroom naked and he only touched her boobs and her legs," Jordan Powers told ABC. "He was freaked out so he left and went home. He said nothing else happened, but all of that was a lie."
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