Former Santa Maria Teacher Sentenced for Sex Crimes

Pioneer Valley High teacher and coach Brian Hook appears in a Santa Maria courtroom Thursday and pleads no contest to four counts of sex with a minor.

Brian Hook, a former teacher and basketball coach at Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria, was sentenced this week to one year in County Jail and five years of felony probation after his recent admission to four felony sex crimes. Hook will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Last month, without a deal offered by the District Attorney’s Office, Hook pleaded no contest to two counts of felony oral copulation with a minor, one felony count of sexual penetration of a minor, and one felony count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. According to The Santa Maria Times, Hook’s crimes occurred with a 16-year-old female student. The girl’s parents read a statement during the sentencing hearing.


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