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.

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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