Transgender Adult Charged As Juvenile After Assaulting 10-Year-Old Girl Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon was slammed by critics for tolerating a transgender woman who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl to endure a no-jail wrist-slap verdict.
Los Angeles’ leading prosecutor is under criticism for tolerating a transgender woman who sexually attacked a 10-year-old girl as a juvenile to face a no-jail wrist-slap sentence.
Hannah Tubbs, presently 26, pleaded guilty for ambushing the girl in a women’s lavatory at Denny’s restaurant in 2014. This was two weeks before she turned 18, the Los Angeles Times reported. Not long after holding office LA District Attorney George Gascón filed charges against Tubbs in early 2020.
However, the progressive DA refused to try juveniles as adults, referring to research that shows adolescent brains aren’t completely developed until age 25. Asserting that youthful criminals can be rehabilitated in juvenile facilities.
At a hearing on December 14, the sufferer submitted a written affidavit to the magistrate and was recited in court. She wanted the judge to give a sentence that Tubbs “deserved.” The girl stated she had to take therapy and was in continuous fear. The incident scared her into worthless, powerless, and occasionally suicidal.
“I just wanted to forget I’m part of any of this,” said the victim in her statement. “And I’m continually reminded of my past because of this case. I exist in fear most of the time, and although it’s something that I tried to tell myself isn’t my fault, I could never honestly believe it.
According to police, the incident occurred at a Denny’s on New Year’s day in 2014. LA Times reported the sentencing Tubbs faces just juvenile hall or probation. Moreover, the sheriff’s department has offered to house her in an adult facility.
The potential punishment, however, has drawn backlash for being too lax. George Gagnon faces heat.
Lt. Richard Ruiz of the LA County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau said, “I invite the public to reach out to Mr. Gascon and convey their scepticisms and their rage on this matter about a sexual predator,” Fox LA reported.
Ruiz reported Tubbs has also been arrested for battery, drug possession, and probation violations in Idaho and Washington.
In Kern’s county, she was convicted of assault and possession of deadly weapons. She also sexually assaulted a minor but was never prosecuted, LA Times reported, citing Ruiz and court records.
Tubbs’ case stayed in juvenile court. She will never be registered as a sex offender. Jonathan Hatami, a Deputy District Attorney in the Complex Child Abuse Unit, said.
Hatami told the Post, “In most cases, juveniles should be adjudicated and rehabilitated in juvenile court,”
“Juveniles are our future and deserve every opportunity to succeed in life. Nonetheless, there are some cases where the juvenile has committed a violent crime against an innocent victim and is dangerous to society. Tubbs is one of those cases. She is now 26-years-old. Unlike George Gascon’s false narrative, she is not a ‘kid.’ She has a violent criminal record as an adult.
She has also sexually assaulted two young girls in different incidents. Young, innocent girls will experience lifelong trauma. Tubbs’ case should be handled in adult court. That will provide safety to the public, punishment, accountability, and justice for the victim.”
Will The Case Get Second Recall And Justice To 10-year-old Girl?
In 2014, a transgender woman sexually assaulted a minor in Denny’s restaurant bathroom. The woman is currently facing little to no jail time.
Gascon now encounters an additional recall effort over his policies and reforms, which frequently ease potential sentences for murder suspects. The Beverly Hills City Council voted unanimously earlier this month to support the effort.
Fox News reported, “Beverly Hills Vice Mayor Lili Bosse stressed that without consequences for crime, we have Gotham City. Karen Roseberry, a rep for the group Reminiscence Gascon Now, her sentiments were shared by others on the council as well,”
LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said the LA Times in a statement: “It’s useless to capture criminals like [Tubbs] if we don’t obey through and seek justice for victims such as the 10-year-old girl [she] sexually assaulted.
Barger added, “She bears the burden of a lifetime of trauma. [She] will be given 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?”
LA County Deputy District Attorney John McKinney said, “What is happening in our district attorney is ushering [her] right out the door, back onto the streets of this county, and God knows where else [she] might roam.”
“It’s madness. It makes a mockery of our criminal justice system,” McKinney said
The LA County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement: “The defendant entered an open plea to the court, leaving it up to the judge to decide what the sentence should be.
Our department is pursuing that [she] be placed in a custodial environment in a sheriff’s facility for two years.”
When asked by Fox LA why the case wouldn’t be transferred to adult court.
He added, “Two years is a pathetic outcome for a [person] who is a career criminal with felony convictions in multiple states and who committed forcible sexual assault on a 10-year-old girl in Denny’s bathroom,”
According to the LA Times, Tubbs grabbed the young victim by her throat and put her hand down her pants inside a stall before being interrupted by someone who entered that bathroom.
“[She] fled from the restaurant, and [she] went unidentified for several years until a cold DNA hit identified [her] as someone who was arrested in the state of Idaho,” McKinney said, according to Fox LA.
Gascon told the LA Times that the lawsuit was twisted by the amount of time elapsed between the assault. Tubbs’ arrest, her criminal history, and the crime’s impact on the girl.
the newspaper also surveyed an email that explained Tubbs has been diagnosed with mental diseases and qualifies as “developmentally disabled.”
One of Tubbs’ lawyers refused to discuss the case, telling the forum that state law prevented them from doing so.
Manhattan’s new District Attorney Alvin Bragg has uncovered progressive policies similar to Gascon’s. This includes downgrading felony to misdemeanours and not seeking prison sentences in some instances.