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catsudon

(864 posts)
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 12:24 PM Jan 2022

Adult who, at 17, sexually assaulted child is sentenced to juvenile facility

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Source: LA TIMES

The case of Hannah Tubbs, who has admitted sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in 2014 in the bathroom of a Denny's restaurant in Palmdale, has thrown a spotlight on Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascn's refusal to seek the transfer of juvenile defendants to adult court. Gascn has argued that the brains of juveniles aren't fully developed and that the proper setting to rehabilitate people who commit crimes while underage is a juvenile treatment facility.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-01-27/26-year-old-who-sexually-assaulted-girl-while-underage-will-serve-two-year-term-in-juvenile-facility-judge-rules






How does that make sense... minors are separated from the adult population and often housed at entirely different facilities than adults specifically to ensure they are not put into the population with adults. I believe this is even done with minors who are charged and convicted as adults (but could be wrong on that one--edit to clarify: They're incarcerated within adult jails/prisons, but separated from interaction with general population). She should be placed with the adults in adult jail.

7 years after the crime, the victim is still in therapy and did not attend the case, the rapist piece of shit gets 2 years. 2 years for ruining someone's life is a joke.
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Adult who, at 17, sexually assaulted child is sentenced to juvenile facility (Original Post) catsudon Jan 2022 OP
Absolutely disgusting cabot Jan 2022 #1
Kick nt XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #2
What the DA, a lawyer and expert, said is what the law says, regarding juveniles and the Alexander Of Assyria Jan 2022 #3
Its called Juvie Jail here in KY Bayard Jan 2022 #4
I'm so sorry that happened nt XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #5
The judge must have thought it was odd ripcord Jan 2022 #6
there we go ! paywall ! money ! click bait ! WAPO ! - GARBAGE ! monkeyman1 Jan 2022 #9
Isn't this like putting a convicted drug offender in charge of the prison pharmacy? Vinca Jan 2022 #7
Like a kid in a candy store nt XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #8
Kick nt XanaDUer2 Jan 2022 #10
*LOCKING* Spazito Jan 2022 #11

cabot

(724 posts)
1. Absolutely disgusting
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 12:47 PM
Jan 2022

The DA needs to be recalled. It is amazing how little justice means to some men when a woman is the victim. Hannah is an adult - Hannah should go to an adult prison. And if Hannah is male-bodied, Hannah needs to go to a men's prison. A women's prison doesn't need a sexual assaulter amongst a vulnerable female population - most of whom are in prison for non-violent crimes.

XanaDUer2

(11,731 posts)
2. Kick nt
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 12:52 PM
Jan 2022
 

Alexander Of Assyria

(7,839 posts)
3. What the DA, a lawyer and expert, said is what the law says, regarding juveniles and the
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 01:07 PM
Jan 2022

principles of psychology that underpins the law.

Going to go with the expert, and her considered and reflected upon legal decision not to seek transfer in an opposed hearing before a real judge, which is not automatic as there is a considerable burden…will eschew the Twitter verdict. Sue me.

Bayard

(22,930 posts)
4. Its called Juvie Jail here in KY
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 01:25 PM
Jan 2022

Many years ago, I had gone out for a quick run, and was attacked by a guy with a stocking over his head, and a very large knife. I got away from him. He ended up being charged with attempted kidnapping, attempted rape, and attempted murder. He had tried this with several other women in the area. He was 17 and a half years old. His attorney dragged his young wife and baby into court, and they wailed through the entire sentencing. He went to Juvie Jail. There for 6 months until he turned 18, then let out, and his record expunged.

That case, nor the guy in the story, got the justice they deserved. And I don't see much chance of rehab. Sorry.

XanaDUer2

(11,731 posts)
5. I'm so sorry that happened nt
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 01:51 PM
Jan 2022
 

ripcord

(5,553 posts)
6. The judge must have thought it was odd
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 01:54 PM
Jan 2022

WaPo is behind a paywall but these quotes from The Hill show that the judge and prosecutor are as confused as most people.

According to Superior Court Judge Mario Barrera, who presided over the hearing, prosecutors with Gascón’s office never filed a motion to transfer Tubbs’ case to an adult court, where she would have faced a longer prison sentence in an adult facility.

“I want to be clear,” Barrera said Thursday during Tubbs’ custody hearing. “The filing of a transfer motion is entirely within the discretion of the district attorney

Following Thursday’s hearing, Deputy District Attorney Shea Sanna, who had backed a request to house Tubbs in a county jail for adults, said he had wanted her placed in an adult facility so she would “not be around impressionable children,” the LA Times reported.

“You have a violent child sexual predator who’s been sentenced to two years in a juvenile facility,” he said. “As a prosecutor,” he added, “I’m not here to protect child molesters.”

https://thehill.com/changing-america/respect/equality/591902-adult-charged-with-sexual-assault-of-a-child-sentenced-to

All this time I thought the D.A.'s office was supposed to advocate for the victim not the child molester.

 

monkeyman1

(5,109 posts)
9. there we go ! paywall ! money ! click bait ! WAPO ! - GARBAGE !
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 06:26 PM
Jan 2022

Vinca

(50,508 posts)
7. Isn't this like putting a convicted drug offender in charge of the prison pharmacy?
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 01:56 PM
Jan 2022

XanaDUer2

(11,731 posts)
8. Like a kid in a candy store nt
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 03:35 PM
Jan 2022

XanaDUer2

(11,731 posts)
10. Kick nt
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 09:45 PM
Jan 2022

Spazito

(51,853 posts)
11. *LOCKING*
Sat Jan 29, 2022, 10:50 PM
Jan 2022

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