Transgender Child Molester Charged with Murder

On Tuesday, a man who identifies as a woman, and has a record of child molestation, was formally charged with murder in California.

As the New York Post reports, 26-year-old James Tubbs, who now goes by the name Hannah, had previously pled guilty in January to sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in a Denny’s bathroom in Palmdale, California. The crime took place in 2014, when Tubbs was 17.

At the time, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon, a far-left radical funded by George Soros, refused to move the case out of juvenile court, insisting that Tubbs be charged as a minor. As a result, the judge in the case ultimately sentenced Tubbs to two years in a youth treatment facility.

But Tubbs has now been charged with murder in relation to a robbery in Kern County on April 21st, 2019, during which a man named Michael Clark was killed. Appearing in court on Tuesday before Kern County Superior Court Judge David Zuffa, Tubbs pleaded not guilty to the charges of second-degree murder and robbery. Tubbs was charged last week, and he is currently being held on a bail of $1 million.

In the prior molestation case, Tubbs repeatedly bragged about his actions and his light sentence while in custody, along with vulgar comments about his victim. Tubbs already had a criminal history prior to the sexual assault, which strengthened the argument in favor of a heavier sentence. Even Gascon was eventually forced to admit that the sentence had been too light for Tubbs.

In a phone call with his father, Tubbs noted that he wouldn’t have to register as a sex offender because he was charged in a juvenile court, saying “it’s a strike, but they’re gonna plead, I’m going to plead out to them and plead guilty.”

Now facing a recall election over his soft-on-crime policies, Gascon said, in reference to Tubbs’ molestation case, that “while for most people several years of jail time is adequate, it may not be for [Mr.] Tubbs.”

“If we knew about [his] disregard for the harm [he] caused,” Gascon continued, “we would have handled this case differently.”

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: Los Angeles, CA - December 08:With prosecutors from around the country behind him, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón holds a press conference on reforms to the criminal justice system during his first year in office in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)