A transgender woman after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a minor girl in 2014 will now probably only be spending minimal time behind bars or she will be placed under house arrest, and this has led to outrage among prosecutors.
This comes as Los Angeles County district attorney George Gascon reportedly decided to prosecute the mentally disturbed Hannah Tubbs as a juvenile because she was 17 when she violated the ten-year-old girl inside the restroom of Denny’s in Palmdale, California, on New Year’s Eve.
The woke LA DA also took this decision because he does not want the 26-year-old felon, who used to identify as a boy named James then, to be attacked inside adult jail because of her gender identity.
According to reports, in 2014, Tubbs attacked the victim inside the loo after holding her by the throat and putting his hand inside her pants. “The assault went on until someone walked into the restroom and scared him off.
He fled from the restaurant, and he went unidentified for several years until a cold DNA hit identified him as someone who was arrested in the state of Idaho,” LA County Deputy District Attorney John McKinney said.
An ABC report from that time described the culprit as a panhandler who used the nickname ‘Shrink’. It mentioned that the “sandy-blond-haired” man “walked with a noticeable limp and was ‘holding his hands down in an odd fashion’.” “He was described as an 18- to 20-year-old man, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds,” the report added.
After that, there was no information about Tubbs until 2019 when he was taken into custody in 2019 in Idaho on an allegation of battery. The Daily Mail reported that “DNA entered into a database that matched Tubbs with the sexual assault at Denny’s, and the accused was brought back to California.”
While on the run, Tubbs had also reportedly committed a number of crimes, including battery, drug possession and probation violations in Idaho and Washington. Besides, “Tubbs had now transitioned and was known as Hannah,” The Daily Mail report added.
In 2020, Tubbs was charged for the 2014 crime after which she pleaded guilty. It has been said that her sentencing will come before January ends, but Gascon’s approach towards the case has concerned many as he has reportedly decided not to send her to adult jail.
A spokesperson for his office said, “The defendant entered an open plea to the court, leaving it up to the judge to decide what the sentence should be. Our office is seeking that he be placed in a custodial setting in a sheriff’s facility for two years.”
But Kathryn Barger, on the board of supervisors for Los Angeles County’s Fifth District, has expressed her disappointment over it. She said, “It’s useless to catch criminals like Hannah Tubbs if we don’t follow through and seek justice for victims such as the 10-year-old girl she sexually assaulted.
She bears the burden of a lifetime of trauma. [Tubbs] will be offered therapeutic interventions under the auspices of ‘restorative justice’ … and possibly granted only probation or parole. Where is the justice for her young victim and her family?”
Jon Hatami, a prosecutor and supporter of the movement to recall Gascon, slammed the DA and remarked: “This clearly shows you the dangerous aspect of the blanket policies of George Gascon. Here you have a person who has committed at least two sexual assaults of young girls who is now 26 years old and has a history of violent conduct in the past. This is not somebody who should appear in the juvenile system.”
And, McKinney added: “What is happening is our district attorney is ushering him right out the door, back onto the streets of this county and God knows where else he might roam. It’s madness, it makes a mockery of our criminal justice system.
The DA is trying to distance himself from this result and lay blame on the judge when in fact, it’s only happened because of his policy against transferring juvenile cases to adult court. Two years is a pathetic outcome for man who is a career criminal with felony convictions in multiple states and who committed forcible sexual assault on a 10-year-old girl in a Denny’s bathroom.”