Hannah Tubbs is a resident of California, United States. Here are 10 more things about her:
- She was born biologically male. Her birth name is James Tubbs.
- On January 1, 2014, she walked into a women’s restroom at a Denny’s restaurant in Palmdale, California, locked a girl, then 10, in a stall, grabbed the child by the throat, shoved her hand down the child’s pants, sexually assaulted the child and stopped only when someone else walked into the restroom.
- She was 17 years old and still identifying as a male named James Tubbs when she attacked and sexually assaulted a minor in Palmdale on January 1, 2014. The crime went unsolved until 2019 when deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) evidence pointed to her.
- In 2019, she was arrested in Idaho, USA on suspicion of battery. By then, she amassed an adult record of arrests for several crimes including battery, assault and drug possession.
- In in-custody phone calls with her father and others from November 2021 to January 2022, she boasted about not having to register as a sex offender or serve prison and reminded them to use female pronouns in court. In one phone call in November 2021, she told his father, “I’m a plead out to them and plead guilty. They’re going to stick me on probation and it’s going to be dropped. It’s gonna be done, done. I won’t have to register nothing.”
- In November 2021, she was brought to Los Angeles, California where she confessed to the sexual crime she committed on January 1, 2014. She identified as a transgender woman named Hannah Tubbs when she made the confession. Los Angeles district attorney George Gascón refused to prosecute her as an adult. Initially filed by former Los Angeles district attorney Jackie Lacey, the case against her was moved to juvenile court under Gascón’s policies.
- On November 30, 2021, she entered a guilty plea in juvenile court.
- In January 2022, she pleaded guilty to attacking and sexually assaulting a minor in Palmdale on January 1, 2014. Gascón was worried that she would be more vulnerable to violence as a transgender woman in an adult facility. She was sentenced to 2 years in a juvenile facility and she would be eligible for a reduction in time or an early release on good behavior after six months.
- According to an email obtained by the Los Angeles Times in January 2022, there was some evidence that she had developmental delays and she was mentally ill. On February 20, 2022, the girl she sexually assaulted on January 1, 2014 released a statement saying, “Not only do I have to live with that awful memory for the rest of my life but I’m also given no true justice as to what happened to me.”
- On February 21, 2022, Gascón told the Los Angeles Times that he was “very, very upset” and disgusted with her and accused her of taking advantage of his office and potentially identifying as transgender to be treated more leniently.