A biological male who now claims to identify as a woman was sentenced this week to two years in a juvenile detention center, where he’ll reportedly be housed with females, for molesting a 10-year-old girl in a women’s bathroom.
Hannah Tubbs, formerly James Tubbs, pleaded guilty to molesting the girl in a women’s bathroom eight years ago, when Tubbs was two weeks from turning 18, Fox News reported Thursday. It was only after Tubbs was taken into custody that he began identifying as a woman, prosecutors said.
Notably, Tubbs wasn’t connected to the case until 2019.
Tubbs will “be housed with females in juvenile detention facility for molesting female child,” reported senior editor for Fox News Digital Peter Hasson. “Tubbs began identifying as female after being taken into custody. DA refused to try as adult.”
“In L.A. County, juvenile facilities can house both females and males, but in separate areas. Tubbs will be housed with the females,” a Fox News report elaborated.
Tubbs went into a female restroom at a Denny’s restaurant in 2014, grabbed a 10-year-old girl by the throat, locked her in a stall, and molested her until another person walked into the bathroom, reports say.
Far-left District Attorney George Gascón decided to try Tubbs as a minor, and Tubbs was sentenced to the maximum available sentence of two years.
“Tubbs is 26 years old,” said Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami. “Unlike George Gascon’s false narrative, she is not a ‘kid.'”
“There was evidence presented at the juvenile proceedings which showed that Tubbs sexually assaulted two young girls in different incidents in the past,” Hatami said. “The child victims will suffer lifelong trauma. Tubbs also has prior violent convictions and conduct as an adult.”
“Because of George Gascon’s blanket policy against transferring any juvenile to adult court, even if the 17-year-old rapes or murders an innocent child, James Tubbs will not have to register as a sex offender, will not spend any time in county jail or state prison, will be 26 and housed with juveniles for a very short period of time, and will be released with no probation or parole monitoring,” he blasted. “The victims will get no justice. The public will get no safety.”
“It’s an injustice against all of us, especially the young victims,” Hatami added.
Judge Mario Barrera blasted Gascón, too, but ultimately said his hands were “tied” and could not direct Tubbs to be housed in county jail.
“I want to be clear,” Barrera said. “The filing of a transfer motion is entirely within the discretion of the district attorney.”
According to Fox News, Tubbs was only linked to the case of the assault on the 10-year-old in 2019, when Tubbs’ DNA was entered into a database for another arrest. Charges were filed against Tubbs in 2020.
“Tubbs has previously been arrested for battery, drug possession and probation violations in Idaho and Washington,” the report noted.
He was also accused of sexually assaulting a minor in Kern County, California, though he was never prosecuted.