The 40-year-old Avon, Ind., man was held without bond Tuesday in the Marion County (Ind.) Jail on a felony charge of child seduction, jail records show.
Prosecutors formally charged Chin with seven counts of felony child seduction, according to court records.
(AP) — A 41-year-old high school teacher exchanges a flood of text messages with his student, then leaves his wife and three children to date her.
The couple then goes on national TV, saying their relationship didn't become physical until she turned 18.
Hooker quit his job last month and left his family and Powers stopped attending classes. The couple and Powers' mother, Tammie Powers, appeared on the Dr. Tammie Powers told Hooker that he had "no moral compass.""I think you are arrogant," Powers told Hooker on the show. Tammie Powers is unconvinced."He [Hooker] shouldn't be with students," she said. I'd like to get information from when she was a minor and have him arrested."Police are investigating but no charges have been filed and Hooker has not been arrested.
In California, it is illegal for anyone younger than 18 to have sex with an adult.
She hasn't," Tammie Powers said to Hooker on the show. How dare you take that from her."Hooker said, "I just love her.
In California, there's nothing illegal about what they did.
Now, a lawmaker is hoping to change that with a bill rolled out Tuesday that would make such relationships a felony, even if the student is 18, and strip school employees of their pensions and retiree health care if they are convicted.
Powers has dropped out, but Hooker's 17-year-old daughter still attends.
The announcement of their relationship made national headlines. Phil" show and ABC's "Good Morning America," the couple can be seen holding hands and exchanging smiles.