Livermore Mother Sentenced to Five Years in Prison For Sex With Teens

Christine Hubbs will serve time in state prison over felony charges relating to sexual acts with two teenage boys.

A Livermore mother was sentenced to five years in prison on four felony counts relating to sexual relationships she had with two teenage boys.

Christine Hubbs, 42, appeared in court Friday at the Hayward Hall of Justice. She was dressed in a red inmate suit and began to shed tears when one of the teen boys addressed her in court.

"You made me believe what I felt for you was right. You told me what we had would last forever," the teen said. "I hope to God what you did to me you won't do again forever."

The teen said he was lied to and manipulated by Hubbs, and that her family issues were blamed on him.

Michael Cardoza, Hubbs' attorney, said she will serve half of the sentencing.

"I know some people think that's not an awfully long time," he said. "But think of it in terms of your own life. Two and a half years from today. That's a long time."

Hubbs in February agreed to a plea deal, which included serving the sentence, with three to 10 years of parole.

The deal also calls for her to register as a lifetime sex offender.

She previously pleaded not guilty to 67 felony counts and five unrelated misdemeanor charges.

The misdemeanor charges stem from allegations that she drove her vehicle recklessly around town while a group of boys shot pellet guns at bystanders from the passenger windows.

The other felony counts and misdemeanor charges were dismissed as part of the plea deal.

"The price of being a cool mom . . . I hope it was worth all the pain you've caused," a mother of one of the victims said to Hubbs in court. "I truly hope one day you will quit blaming others. Stay out of our lives forever."

The other victim's mother also addressed Hubbs.

"You trespassed on my son's body. Robbed his innocence," she said. "You stole more than you can ever repay."

The emotional woman described the pain and suffering she and her family has had to overcome.

"I felt uncomfortable around town, embarrassed. I wanted to pack up and move away," she said. "We have all been victimized by your actions."

Hubbs was arrested in August after police received information that she was engaging in sexual relations with boys younger than 15.

An investigation found that the sexual assaults took place over an almost two-year period beginning in December 2008, police said.

Hubbs, who is married and has three children, had the option to do less time with four years in county jail.

Cardoza said she decided on taking an additional year in prison because it would result in additional visiting rights with her children and husband.

In addition, Hubbs wanted to receive better medical help in state prison for her condition of diabetes, Cardoza said.

Her husband, Tim Hubbs, did not speak at the sentencing but said after in an interview with media that he will support his wife and wants to keep the family together.

"Me and my wife have been through a lot, and we've been married for 22 years," he said before fighting back tears. "We've grown up together.

"People that know my wife know that she is very helpful, generous," he said. "I think she is too generous at times, and I think that's one reason she got into this problem."

Cardoza said Hubbs is very remorseful.

"She, Christine, is truly sorry for what has happened here and the effect it has had on these victims' lives and also on her own children and her husband," Cardoza said.


Videos of Tim Hubbs and Michael Cardoza addressing the media can be found by clicking on "View Gallery" at the top right corner near the photo of Christine Hubbs.

Helen Nichols March 26, 2011 at 04:14 AM
Christine Hubbs was a co-worker and friend of mine nearly 20 years ago. She was the sweetest, kindest person in the department and I truly enjoyed working with her. While I don't approve of what she has done, I visited her in Santa Rita last week and, while she could not talk about her case, I know the media can misrepresent many facts. All I can say is I can never discard the knowlege of Christine as a loving and caring person.
Donna March 26, 2011 at 06:07 PM
this doesnt make sense to me! if she was a man who had molested teen girls would he still have visitation with his children? she can be as nice and sweet as a person BUUUTT she isss a child MOLESTER!! SHE MOLESTED young boys!! I would be VERY angry if she had touched my 13 to 14 yr old son and got off with 2yrs in prison. Parole?? and she still lives in the same house as her kids?? WOW
jane March 26, 2011 at 06:33 PM
You are so right Donna, makes no sense to me either!! How can she only get 2 yrs? The LAW DEFINITELY HAS A DOUBLE STANDARD. She got special treatment because of who she was. I don't care how nice she is, she still destroyed several people's lives and is a pedophile!!!!!!!! This makes me so angry!! The DA and judge in this case should ask themselves if she had molested their children, would this sentence be appropriate then???? I wish they would read this and answer my question!!!! She was originally charged with 67 felonys, "come on folks, where is the justice in THIS sentence?"
Livermore Mom March 26, 2011 at 07:02 PM
This is so wrong!!! As a registered sex offender, can she be around her own children? What happens when they want to have friends over or have a school funtion or sporting event? Can she attend? Let's hope not. This sentence shows such a double standard in the legal system. What a shame! She should be put away for a long time.
Marie March 28, 2011 at 06:30 PM
Her husband Tim said, "Me and my wife have been through a lot, and we've been married for 22 years," he said before fighting back tears. "We've grown up together". I don't think your wife has grown up yet Mr. Hubbs. He must be just as crazy as she is for sticking by her. What kind of man stays with a woman like that. I also wonder why nobody has considered that he knew all this was going on in the first place. I still think that's entirely possible. She was spending lots of money on these boys, and lots of time. He didn't ever suspect anything. Hmmm.....I am not so sure I believe it. They are both mental!
livermoremom March 28, 2011 at 07:09 PM
As I don't agree with her actions and hope she gets help for an obvious mental sickness, I do believe she is remoreseful and this is a fair sentencing. her husband has obviously seen a woman over 22 years that no one has seen in the last year of media reports. So I couldn't judge him standing by her. And from my own childs mouth who attends school with these boys in question, they aren't innocent victims as the media portrays. They have laughed it off and bragged about it. Bragged of items received, and only changed their stories of being now "victims" once being caught. They are victims, just not in the deree their parents and them are trying to make it. Either way, we all have opinions negative and supportive, but as the saying goes "don't throw stones if you live in a glass house!'
KL March 29, 2011 at 04:53 AM
I have diabetes , my mother has diabetes. Never once did it enter in my mind or my mother's mind to go galavanting around with teens. What a poor excuse! Hubbs needs some serious therapy...all of them.
ptownteacher March 30, 2011 at 02:14 AM
She may be a nice person to some who spoke above. However, had she been a male convicted of the same crime with female adolescents, I'm sure the penalty would have been greater.
Carly March 30, 2011 at 10:34 PM
iv'e never heard of young female victims bragging about being molested by an older man, have you...?
Carly March 30, 2011 at 10:36 PM
nor have i heard women saying 'why the hell didn't that happen to me when I was young!' because i sure have heard A LOT of men say that about this situation!
Marie April 08, 2011 at 03:50 AM
I just moved here to Livermore and until finding the "Livermore Patch" I felt I moved into a paradise compared to the town I grew up in. It was a good town until about the mid-nineties. I know the LVUSD is a Godsend compared to the other school district but reading this paper, the gang fights, the road rage, molestations.........WOW. I have to say I'm a little shocked and will be a whole lot more careful when driving through North Livermore. Thank GOD I didn't get that house on Walnut. I'm happy in my little enclave by LHS. I know my son can walk home in relative safety. I still think this is a great place to live and such a refreshing difference from Milpitas, or what Milpitas has become anyway.
Marie April 08, 2011 at 03:55 AM
absolutely not. we hide the truth and even lie to protect our perpetrators and our reputations. I don't think these boys "suffered" as much as they claimed. My biggest concern is for the woman's poor children. They are the true victims of their mothers crimes. My heart bleeds for them, absolutely bleeds. What a horrible betrayal from the one person who should have been protecting them the most.
vicki April 12, 2011 at 01:57 AM
It says this first started when the mom started on her daughter's boyfriend. At the age of 14? What mother lets their daughter, at 14 have a boyfriend? Seriously? Isn't that 7th or 8th grade? Maybe I'm old school but it absolutely is not acceptable in this household.
vicki April 12, 2011 at 01:58 AM
I agree with Marie, especially the last sentence.
Betty April 26, 2011 at 05:24 AM
Let us not forget, these boys are under age juveniles! My Lord, where do some of you get your justification for her behavior by stating she is nice and caring and a victim or the boys bragged about it? Does their bragging make them less of a victim? NOT AT ALL! Adults are supposed to have a better sense of duty and responsibility! Immature and innocent is what these boys are no matter how they portray themselves. Please dont forget they are children and have been victimized by an adult. She took their innocence away and hopefully they will not end up growing up and continuing this pattern of behavior. It is important to consider the long term effect on Ms Hubbs' "innocent mistake". Pray for the boys and her children, they will need it for the rest of their lives!!
chaz28o May 05, 2011 at 03:45 PM
So what prison was she sentenced to?
Wendy Grant February 25, 2013 at 07:09 PM
Thanks for that comment Helen, she is a friend of mine as well. Tim and her whole family have been through hell and back. I just wish people would be mindful with their comments. @Marie, I really do not think you have the right to judge Tim and call him crazy??? Do you know him?? If not, please keep your judgmental comments to yourself, and YES she is allowed to be with her kids. Some murderers get off with less time than she got. You do not know all the facts.
Wendy Grant February 25, 2013 at 07:13 PM
My boys went to school with those kids and the older sibling of one of the boys. There is ALOT that those boys said.
Wendy Grant February 25, 2013 at 07:19 PM
No one is saying that you or your mother have the same extreme case that Christine has. I have known Christine and Tim for a while. Your moods and thoughts are affected through body chemistry. Also, she has other issues OBVIOUSLY that you and your mother don't have. If you would like to leave an educated comment about Diabetes, mood and behavior go to this website and post again. http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/symptoms/mood_disorders/diabetes.htm
Wendy Grant February 25, 2013 at 07:22 PM
My husband and I grew up in Livermore, this is a good town. If you go looking for problems you will find them. Most cities have a "PATCH" Livermore is NO different than any other city, and better than most.
vicki February 26, 2013 at 12:07 AM
They bragged BECAUSE THEY'RE TEENAGE BOYS. That is what TEENAGE BOYS do. This is wrong on so many levels. They are still CHILDREN until they become 18, the law says they are ADULTS. That is why it is against the law to have sex with a CHILD. I don't care how nice or sweet she is, or if she's diabetic or what the media says - Facts are facts. Normal people don't go around having sex with children. Nice try for the defense - which is exactly what it was. Yes, this woman needs help and I hope she gets it. And yes, I truly hope her husband gets help too. I also hope she has learned a valuable lesson and realizes what a great guy he is for staying w/her and hopefully she will not take him for granted anymore.


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