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Modesto Teacher Avoids Trial, Jail in Inappropriate Relationship Case
MODESTO- A former Modesto teacher can avoid jail time and a trial, on charges of oral copulation with a minor. James Hooker pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor Monday in a Modesto courtroom. Hooker gained national attention last year when he left his wife for a former student. He was facing a felony charge in connection with accusations from a woman who said she and Hooker had an inappropriate relationship in 1998, when she was in high school.