A puzzling California criminal case is drawing attention and criticism.
A 26-year old man, who identifies as a girl, and who molested two young girls, as an adult, was tried as a juvenile for an older attack he committed as a 17-year-old, and will be allowed to serve time in a facility of females, including minors.
That's according to The Epoch Times.
The report says:
James Tubbs was 17 when he grabbed the child by the neck, shoved her into a school bathroom stall, and sexually molested her.
DNA only recently linked Tubbs to the assault eight years ago.
After being taken into custody Tubbs adopted a new gender identity of Hannah Tubbs, making him eligible to serve his two-year sentence in a detention facility for women.
Tubbs is still anatomically a male and has not undergone any gender reassignment surgery.
The prosecutor, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, tried Tubbs as a juvenile even though he is 26 years old, which made him eligible for sentencing as a juvenile. That means Tubbs will not only be housed with females, but with minors.
As an adult, Tubbs was convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls in separate attacks. Tubbs confessed and pled guilty when confronted with the DNA evidence and then adopted his new female identity.
“Because of [LA District Attorney] 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,” child abuse prosecutor Jon Hatami told Fox News.
“[Tubbs] 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.
Read more here at The Epoch Times. (Subscription may be required.)
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Joe F. says
The ultimate end of absurd policy decisions can only result in even more ridiculously absurd situations, and this is a case in point.