Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mormon Mom Christine Shreeve Hubbs Faces 67 Felony Counts Of Sex And Lewd Acts With Minors; Nicknamed "The Hummer Mom"

Update June 11th 2011: In February 2011, Hubbs pleaded guilty to four counts – unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation with a person under 16 and two counts of performing a lewd act upon a child. The other charges were dropped in exchange for her plea, and she was sentenced to five years in prison.

Update September 13th: Christine Hubbs appeared in court on September 3rd and pleaded not guilty to all charges. She is scheduled to return to Alameda County Superior Court in Pleasanton on October 14th for a pretrial hearing. She remains at Santa Rita Jail in lieu of $4.3 million bail.

Update August 26th: Christine Hubbs' next hearing has been continued until September 3rd. The 14-year-old boy she allegedly seduced is actually her daughter's boyfriend. Christine's husband is standing by her.

A Livermore, California woman accused of having sex with two teenage boys was arraigned on Monday August 9th, 2010 on 67 different felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and lewd acts on a child. Both the SFWeekly and HipHopWired identify the woman as being Mormon, but give no details as to her activity in the Church.

Christine Hubbs appeared before Judge Hugh Walker in Pleasanton to hear the charges against her. She did not enter a plea at that time. Hubbs, who is married to a dentist and has three kids of her own, was arrested on Thursday August 5th, a little more than a week after the mother of one of the boys reported possible illicit activity between her son and Hubbs. The mother found a nude photo of Hubbs on her son's cell phone on July 27th. The boy told police that he and Hubbs were involved in sexual activity from December 2008 to January 2010, beginning when the 15-year-old was 14. During that investigation, officers learned of a second boy who said he had a sexual relationship with Hubbs from December until July. The second boy was 14 at the time. Many of the encounters took place in the back seat of Hubbs' 2006 black Hummer, thus earning her the highly-Freudian nickname of "The Hummer Mom". Her husband of 20 years, Timothy, was in court for his wife's appearance, but didn't want to talk about the case.

According to a Livermore Police Department press release, the following sections of the Penal Code were breached:

-- Penal Code 261.5(d): Unlawful sexual intercourse with person under 18 years
-- Penal Code 288a(c)(1): Oral Copulation
-- Penal Code 288(c)(1): Lewd act on a child
-- Penal Code 288.2: Distribution or exhibition of lewd material to a minor
-- Penal Code 288.3: Contacting a minor for the purpose of engaging in lewd or lascivious behavior

According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, friends of the Hubbs family say this goes against everything they know about the family. One friend of Christine said she was the ultimate team mom, shuttling her kids to various sporting events and volunteering to make a shopping trip or host a team barbecue. She didn't know how Christine could have possibly found the time to be catting around. But on the other hand, some of Christine's neighbors said that Christine frequently dressed and acted like a teenager.

In a separate case, Christine Hubbs also faces four misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one misdemeanor count of discharge of a BB gun in a June 29th incident in which she is accused of driving her Hummer recklessly around Livermore while her young male passengers shot Airsoft pistols out the window, hitting a bicyclist. The boys in the car admitted to the shooting, but they said Hubbs did not try to stop them and that she had bought them the guns.

Hubbs' next court appearance is set for August 16th. She is being held in lieu of $4.3 million bail at Santa Rita jail in Dublin. As is normally the custom, the LDS Church won't take action against Christine Hubbs' membership unless or until she confesses or is convicted in court. Because of the lengthy and repetitive duration of the activity, excommunication would be the most likely alternative; mere disfellowshipment would not be considered sufficient.

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