A transgender woman has been sentenced to two years in a juvenile facility in California for molesting a 10-year-old girl who has been charged with a 2019 robbery, The Post has learned.
Hannah Tubbs, 26, was serving a two-year sentence at a juvenile facility in Los Angeles County when she was arrested Friday on charges of second-degree robbery, online records show.
Sources told The Post that Tubbs, born James Edward Tubbs, will be tried under that name in the 2019 heist.
Tubbs is being held on $1 million bail at the Kern County Jail in Bakersfield, Calif., and is set to appear in court on Tuesday, online records show.
Tubbs made news in January after pleading guilty to a 2014 attack at a Denny’s restaurant in Palmdale, where prosecutors said the then-17-year-old grabbed a 10-year-old girl and put her pants down in a stall.
Tubbs was arrested in 2019 after being arrested on battery charge in Idaho and his DNA matched that of a national database. He then pleaded guilty to California sexual assault in November.
A judge ruled that Tubbs would serve two years in a youth treatment center after Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon refused to file a motion to take the case out of juvenile court. It was filed due to age of. of crime.
Judge Mario Barrera reiterated several times in court that he was limited to serving two years to Tubbs because Gascon’s office had not filed a request to refer the case to adult court.
Tubbs reportedly boasted about his lighter sentence, prompting Gascon to admit in a statement in late February that the sentence may have been too lenient.
While in custody, Tubbs made lewd comments about the girl, claiming that Tubbs no longer had to register as a sex offender, KTTV toldReferring to a recorded call to his father.
“Don’t worry about it,” Tubbs told his father about the matter. “It’s a strike, but they’re going to plead, I’m going to beg them and accept the blame.”
Gascon’s statement referred to Tubbs’ “extremely disturbing” remarks about the case and the harm to the young girl.
“While several years of prison time is sufficient for most people, it may not be for Ms Tubbs,” Gascon said. “Had we known about his disregard for the harm he caused, we would have handled the matter differently.”
Gascon’s decision caught the ire of Katherine Barger, the prosecutor in the case and Los Angeles County Supervisor, who said the judge’s “hands were tied” during sentencing because of the DA’s inaction.
“Instead, we have a 26-year-old man sentenced to two years in a juvenile facility, isolated by sight and sound from other juveniles,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Katherine Barger said in January.
Shia Sanna, the deputy district attorney who was initially assigned to Tubbs’ criminal case in Los Angeles, said a progress report in April showed Tubbs had about 60 “negative incidents” and was in a rehabilitation program. Wasn’t cooperating even though it needed to be taken. juvenile facility.
Sana said that she has been dropped from the Tubbs case and has been told to keep quiet about the matter.
“Not only did they take me off, they tried to silence me,” Sana told The Post on Monday. “The guy who replaced me still doesn’t have the file and hasn’t pulled out a progress report on how exactly (Tubbs) is doing. My office knows (Tubbs) is violent and has no regrets. In fact, only people like me who are doing their job are being punished and retaliated against.”
Sana said that while she is facing a felony criminal case outside Kern County, Tubbs could be released from her Los Angeles case in early June, depending on the outcome of her progress report from juvenile detention. does.
Since her Los Angeles case was filed in juvenile court, Tubbs would not have to register as a sex offender upon release.
“There are a lot of ‘what ifs’ and we don’t know what will happen with the Kern County case, but the only thing we can control is to tell the judge all the facts so the court can make an informed decision,” said Sana. he said. “They’re not doing that. DA Gascon and his administration know (Tubbs) is a repeat sex offender and has had other violent crimes.
The Post has reached out to Gascon’s office, but is yet to receive a response.