Transgender Pedophile Received Light Sentence Before Second Offense
A California transgender woman sentenced to a juvenile facility last year for molesting a 10-year-old girl in 2014 had been accused of assaulting a 4-year-old girl just a year before the first attack.
The 26-year-old defendant, who now goes by the name Hannah Tubbs, received a generous plea deal of just two years in a juvenile facility for assaulting a girl at a Denny’s bathroom in Palmdale.
Court documents from a 2013 incident show that then 16-year-old Tubbs, who used the name James at the time, was also accused of exposing herself and molesting a 4-year-old child, Fox News Digital reported.
The young victim told her mother that Tubbs, who was wearing a ripped black shirt and shorts with blonde hair, cornered her near locked bathrooms and proceeded to touched her.
The little girl allegedly escaped while Tubbs tried to retrieve the bathroom keys and returned to her mother ‘crying hysterically’ and pointing at her mouth and private parts.
It is unclear what charges were filed against Tubbs or whether she was convicted, as her records are sealed because she was a minor at the time.
DailyMail.com has requested information from the Kern County Juvenile Court.
After the 2013 alleged attack, Tubbs went on to assault a 10-year-old girl at a Denny’s bathroom in 2014.
Tubbs was two weeks away from turning 18 years old when police said she walked into a women’s bathroom, locked a 10-year-old girl in a stall, grabbed her by the throat, shoved her hand down the child’s pants and proceeded to sexually assault her.
Tubbs only stopped when someone else walked into the restroom.
She got off with a slap-on-the-wrist sentence of just two years in a juvenile facility as per LA District Attorney George Gascon’s reforms.
In calls revealed earlier this year, Tubbs openly laughed at her generous plea deal and was heard mocking her 2014 victim from her jailhouse.
She boasted to her father in the November call that she will not have to register as a sex offender, and that ‘nothing’ will be done to punish her for violently assaulting a 10-year-old, according to an audio recording that was obtained by Fox.
‘So now they’re going to put me with other trannies that have seen their cases like mine or with one tranny like me that has a case like mine,’ Tubbs told her father.
‘So when you come to court, make sure you address me as her.’
Tubbs also reportedly made crude and disparaging comments about the child she had abused, jokingly talking about her sexual attraction for the 10-year-old.
Gascon has admitted that Tubbs may have been given too lenient of a sentence, after he refused to prosecute her as an adult for the crime that she committed as a male juvenile.
Tubbs’ victim, now aged 18, hit out at Gascon for his handling of the case, which she described as ‘insulting.’
‘The things [Tubbs] did to me and made me do that day were beyond horrible for a 10-year-old girl to have to go through,’ the young woman said, referring to Tubbs as a male.
‘That man was very clear minded and old enough to know what he did that day was wrong and still did it anyway.
‘It’s something I struggle with and it’s insulting that this is all he was given as punishment. Ans I want something done about it.’
Gascon, who has been widely criticized as being soft on crime, later backtracked on some of his most controversial policies, including not pursuing sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole, and not prosecuting juveniles accused of serious offenses as adults.
His sudden change of heart comes as he faces a second recall effort organized by his critics, who contend that his woke policies are to blame for Los Angeles’ rising crime rates.
The progressive DA highlighted the case of Hannah Tubbs, who was sentenced in January to just two years in a juvenile facility after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting the 10-year-old girl.
‘After her sentencing in our case, I became aware of extremely troubling statements she made about her case, the resolution of it and the young girl that she harmed,’ Gascon stated in February.
Gascon was reportedly unaware of the the jailhouse phone conversations between Tubbs and her father until he was contacted by Fox News about them.
During one exchange last November, Tubbs tells her dad: ‘don’t worry about it. … I’m [going to] plead out to them and plead guilty. They’re going to stick me on probation. And it’s going to be dropped. It’s gonna be done, done. I won’t have to register nothing.’
Tubbs’ father asks to clarify if she won’t have to register as a sex offender, and she confirms that she will not have to do that.
‘So what are they going to do to you then?’ the father inquires.
‘Nothing!’ Tubbs replies.
She then adds with audible glee: ‘if there is a next time I ever get in trouble, I’m leaving the state, I’m leaving the country. I ain’t staying!’
Tubbs, who is a career criminal with an extensive history of offenses in multiple states, was only connected to the sexual assault after being arrested in 2019 for an unrelated crime.
Because Tubbs was 17 years old when she committed the sexual assault in 2014, Gascon’s office prosecuted her as a juvenile.
After pleading guilty to the assault, Tubbs would be eligible for a reduction in time, or even an early release on good behavior, after six months.
Gascon said around the time of Tubbs’ sentencing that he was concerned that the defendant, who is mentally disturbed, could be victimized in an adult facility as a transgender woman, and said a probation report recommended she be sentenced to home confinement.
Tubbs was arrested in Idaho in 2019 on suspicion of battery. Tubbs was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon for a stabbing and served time in a state prison when she was linked to the 2014 molestation.
DNA entered into a database that matched Tubbs with the sexual assault at Denny’s, and she was brought back to California – by which point there were arrests, for battery, drug possession and probation violations in several states.
Tubbs was eventually brought to LA in November 2021 and quickly confessed to the sexual crime. By this point, Tubbs had transitioned and was known as Hannah.
LA County Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami, a prosecutor and supporter of the movement to recall Gascon, said earlier this year that Tubbs was too dangerous to be in the juvenile system.
‘This was done with limited guidance and no concerns for public safety,’ Hatami said speaking of California’s system to handle violent juveniles.
‘This clearly shows you the dangerous aspect of the blanket policies of George Gascon,’ he said.
‘Under George Gascon’s ‘reforms,’ a 26-year-old admitted child molester is being housed with juveniles,’ Hatami said. ‘She may be released early, back into the community, with no sex registration. Only innocent victims and the public suffer because of George Gascon’s so-called ‘progress.”
‘This is not somebody who should appear in the juvenile system.’
Gascon was elected to the DA’s office in November 2020 campaigning on a reform agenda when he successfully unseated incumbent DA Jackie Lacey.
But last spring, victims rights advocates joined Sheriff Alex Villanueva in launching a bid to recall the newly-elected DA.
The protests did not end Gascon’s recall but protestors’ anger has not been subdued. In January, LA residents were granted permission to launch a second bid to recall the DA, and the push to oust Gascon has already drawn $1.8million in donations.
Original Article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10692387/Convicted-transgender-pedophile-Hannah-Tubbs-26-accused-fondling-4-YEAR-OLD-girl-2013.html