26-year-old convicted sex offender Hannah Tubbs will serve two years in a juvenile facility, and will not have to register as a sex offender, thanks to George Soros-backed L.A. District Attorney George Gascón’s decision not to prosecute in adult court.
Tubbs, a transgender female, admitted choking and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old in a bathroom stall at a restaurant in 2014, a crime that shocked L.A. at the time and was not solved until DNA evidence turned up in Tubbs’s later criminal trials.
The transgender male-to-female Tubbs was linked to the crime in 2019. As Breitbart News reported last month, Gascón triggered outrage by prosecuting Tubbs as a juvenile because the crime occurred just before Tubbs’s 18th birthday.
Gascón explained that he was honoring a campaign promise not to prosecute juveniles as adults. He won in 2020 with the aid of millions of dollars from Soros, and endorsements from Democrats up and down the state, including L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, who switched his loyalty from incumbent D.A. Jackie Lacey, the first black woman to serve in the D.A. position.
Prosecutors assigned to the case nevertheless argued in juvenile court that the judge should transfer Tubbs to an adult jail. (Many rank-and-file prosecutors oppose Gascón’s policies and have sued him over some of his radical “reform” policies.)
The judge decided to sentence Tubbs to a juvenile facility. Moreover, because the case was in juvenile court, Tubbs will not be required to register as a sex offender, according to local ABC News affiliate KABC.
KABC further reported that Gascón admitted that Tubbs “likely will not face punishment proportionate to the victim’s trauma,” but would not change his mind.
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