Santa Maria teacher pleads no contest to sex with student
March 20, 2015
A former teacher and girls’ basketball coach at Santa Maria’s Pioneer Valley High School pleaded no contest on Thursday to three felony charges pertaining to a sexual relationship he had with a 16-year-old student. [KSBY]
Prosecutors accused Hook of engaging in a sexual relationship with the girl for four months. Hook pleaded no contest to charges of sex with a minor and sexual penetration with a person under the age of 18, as well as two counts of oral copulation with a person under 18.
Santa Maria police arrested Hook in Feb. 2014. At the time, his wife, with whom he has five children, was working as an administrative assistant at the same high school.
Authorities said the sexual relationship with the student took place on and off campus. Police said Hook’s position as the girls’ basketball coach did not have anything to do with the arrest.
Hook’s sentencing is scheduled for April 2.