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.