Like Mother Like Daughters

Originally posted on Februart 24, 2013

Back in 2010, Christine Shreeve Hubbs was sentenced to three years in jail for sexually abusing two boys. Just days after her release on February 10 of this year, Hubbs violated her parole:

Christine Shreeve Hubbs, 44, who was released from prison Feb. 10, was arrested late Friday during a surprise compliance visit by state parole agents to her Hayward home, said parole spokesman Fred Bridgewater. She is being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

Bridgewater said that there was no indication the pornography involved children but that Hubbs is not allowed to possess any pornography under the conditions of her parole. If the state pursues sanctions, she has a right to a parole hearing within 10 days.

She was sentenced to a five-year prison term and required to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life after pleading no contest in 2011 to one count of unlawful sex with a minor and three counts of lewd acts with a child.

Hubbs made excuses for herself in a prior interview, including blaming the victim:

In an interview with ABC New’s San Francisco affiliate KGO-TV in 2011, Hubbs spoke about the case: ‘I have to take responsibility, but I don’t want to be portrayed as a predator or someone that went out and forced this on anyone. This is not the case at all.’

Hubbs took her daughter’s boyfriend on several family vacations; it was a trip to the family cabin in Lake Tahoe where she said that a sexual relationship began.

She said she fell asleep with her two daughters and the boy in the same queen-sized bed and after the boy began touching her, she walked him to another room, afraid her daughters would wake.

‘I was exhausted and I just don’t know what happened, I don’t know how I broke down, I don’t know how I let it happen… I didn’t start it. I didn’t touch anything back. It was him, and he started it,’ she said.

When that boy broke off contact, Hubbs went after the boy’s best friend. In the interview she admits that those encounters were her fault, but still tries to paint herself as the victim. Hubbs claims she is not a predator, yet it is hard to explain how an adult would shower so much interest on teenage boys, let alone go after one of the boy’s friends in what one of the detectives on the case called an attempt to “make him jealous.”

But as if not to be topped, following Hubbs’ arrest her daughters did this:

After Hubbs was arrested Friday, her two children and their friends allegedly used Facebook and Twitter to harass and threaten Hubbs’ original victims in Livermore, perhaps under the mistaken belief that they had provided information that led to the arrest, authorities said.

One of the boys, who is now 17, reported the social-media messages and said he was scared. That prompted Livermore police to assign two detectives to find out who was involved and whether the messages constituted criminal threats or cyberbullying, said Officer Steve Goard, a department spokesman.

He said Livermore school officials had been notified of the investigation and were working with police. No one has been charged in connection with the alleged harassment.

“We thought 2 1/2 years ago that this was done,” Goard said. “What we’re puzzled most about is how her arrest suddenly made the two boys a target. … We’re curious if this was initiated by Christine. Did she call and tell her family, ‘Hey, this is all the boys’ fault, they should pay’?”

I think harassing child rape victims at the very least counts as cyberbullying. The bigger question is whether Hubbs was involved in this. It seems odd that her daughters would go after the boys all these years later, particularly since the boys could not know what Hubbs had in her home. It also seems odd that the girls would choose now to harass the boys instead of harassing them immediately following their mother’s conviction and sentencing. It may be that Hubbs, as Goard suggested, pointed the finger at the boys.

What also remains unclear is the type of pornography found. None of the articles state whether it was child porn, however, Hubbs cannot access any porn according her parole conditions. It seems incredibly stupid that Hubbs would violate her parole within a week of her release.

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8 thoughts on “Like Mother Like Daughters

  1. I have an off topic question you might be able to answer me. What has been the punishment for rape in patriarchal societies? I guess it will have varied a lot but I would presume that the family of the raped woman would have generally tried to kill the rapists.

  2. Not possessing any kind of porn? Huh, is that even possible?
    I mean there is a clothing catalog on my coffee table right now that contains beach- and underwear sections. Some of those shots are at least lascivious. And if you have a strict enough definition, that’s already porn.

  3. Good point Plasma. Rape is one of those crimes where even today you can openly say, “I hope he gets raped/killed in prison.” when the guy is just accused much less convicted. When you talk about rape there is legal punishment and vigilante justice to account for as well.

  4. Minors arrested – threats to sex victims

    Three juveniles have been arrested for allegedly using the Internet to harass the two underage boys who had sex with a Livermore woman, police said Wednesday.

    The suspects, whose names weren’t released because of their ages, made threats to the victims of Christine Shreeve Hubbs, 44, who was released from prison Feb. 10 after serving time for having sex with the boys, one of whom was dating her teenage daughter.

    http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Minors-arrested-threats-to-sex-victims-4314708.php
    http://www.cityoflivermore.net/civicax/filebank/documents/8551/

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