Transgender child molester and accused murderer Hannah Tubbs appeared in court in California on Friday for a brief hearing in the murder case, and was remanded in custody on a $1 million bond.
Tubbs, 26, has been charged with murder over the April 2019 killing of Michael Clark, who was robbed and drowned while camping in Lake Isabella, a picturesque tourist town on the edge of Sequoia National Forest, 150 miles north of Los Angeles.
Charges were filed on May 10.
On Friday, in a very brief appearance before Judge David Zulfa in Bakersfield, California, Tubbs was held in custody until a next hearing, set for June.
No plea was entered.
Tubbs is seen in court on Friday, in Bakersfield. During a brief hearing, which lasted less than a minute, Tubbs was recommended to a male jail until their June hearing
Tubbs was charged on May 10 with the murder of Michael Clark, 22, who was killed in April 2019 while camping in Lake Isabella, California
Tubbs is pictured being ushered out of court in Bakersfield, California on Friday after the brief hearing
Tubbs is believed to have begun transitioning from male to female in 2014, when they were 19.
The serial offender was charged as a man for the murder of Clark, under their birth name James, but Judge Zulfa on Friday referred to the bearded detainee as Hannah. Tubbs was then sent to be held in the male jail, until the next hearing.
Tubbs is pictured in their November 2021 booking photo
Tubbs was already a high-profile figure before the murder charges were filed, and more and more detail has emerged about the multiple offenses in multiple states.
Tubbs is currently serving a two-year sentence for child sex offenses committed when she was 17, in 2014.
Tubbs, a local vagrant, had hidden in a stall in a Denny’s fast-food restaurant in Los Angeles, inside the women’s bathroom, waiting for his victim to come in.
He then molested her.
It has since emerged that less than six months before attacking the 10-year-old girl, Tubbs has been given a four-year sentence for attacking a man with a knife.
Tubbs had also been twice convicted of aggravated battery in Idaho.
The case came to prominence last year after woke LA prosecutor George Gascon allowed her to be tried in the juvenile system, as the child sex abuse was committed when she was 17.
Gascon has since said he was unaware of the previous litany of offences, and should have been harsher.
Tubbs was also caught on a prison phone boasting about the lenient treatment.
The transgender convict, who is charged with molesting a young girl in 2014, is currently locked up at the Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility in Bakersfield, California after being charged with murder on May 10. Pictured: CCTV images of Tubbs entering a Denny’s restaurant in Palmdale, California, where a 10-year-old girl was molested in the bathroom
Tubbs is now being held on a $1million bond in Kern County, California, after being charged with second-degree murder and robbery in connection with the death of 22-year-old Michael Clark. Clark’s body was found washed up in the Kern River (pictured) in August 2019, after he disappeared months earlier in April
Now DailyMail.com can reveal that ‘transient’ Tubbs has a long history of violent crime and continued to identify as a man until at least March 2020, going by the name Cesar.
Tubbs, who was raised by his failed actor father Edward, 64, in Washington and California, was accused in 2013 of fondling a four-year-old girl.
A year later, Tubbs attacked the 10-year-old in the Denny’s bathroom.
Tubbs was first jailed in 2017 after being convicted of drug possession and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm in Kootenai County, Idaho.
After being released in March 2019, she then moved to Lake Isabella – a picturesque tourist area on the edge of the Sequoia National Forest in California.
Her father Edward was living there at the time, and was himself arrested for assault with a deadly weapon in June 2019 – for which he is currently still on probation.
Court papers seen by DailyMail.com show how one-person crimewave Tubbs committed a string of violent offenses in the area between spring 2019 and March 2020.
During the same period, Tubbs was also rearrested and served another six months in Idaho after being hit with another battery charge and two probation violations.
Tubbs’s Lake Isabella crimewave began in late April 2019 with the alleged robbery and murder of Clark, although she wasn’t charged in that crime until last month.
Tubbs was two weeks away from turning 18 years old when police said she walked into a women’s bathroom, locked a 10-year-old girl in a stall, grabbed her by the throat, shoved her hand down the child’s pants and proceeded to sexually assault her in 2014
After being released in March 2019, Tubbs then moved to Lake Isabella – a picturesque tourist area on the edge of the Sequoia National Forest in California – where her father was living
In May 2019, Tubbs was arrested and charged with purchasing a stolen car and possessing a quantity of methamphetamine.
Those charges were then dropped to allow Tubbs to be prosecuted for a March 2020 knife attack which took place after she was released from Kootenai County Jail for a second time.
According to charging documents, Tubbs – then known as Cesar – inflicted ‘great bodily injury’ on the victim who is named in court papers as ‘John Doe’.
Tubbs is now facing a life sentence in adult jail if convicted of the murder of Clark.
It is unclear when she decided to transition – it is believed to be around 2014 – but she is being prosecuted as a man in Kern County, and was prosecuted as a man over the March 2020 knife attack.
LA DA George Gascon has admitted that convicted child molester Hannah Tubbs, 26 should not have been prosecuted as a juvenile and should have received a harsher sentence for sexually assault a child
Gascon, whose policies allowed her to be tried as a juvenile female and placed in a prison alongside female minors, admitted in February that the sentence she received for child molesting was too lenient.
The LA County DA, who is now facing a recall vote, said: ‘After her sentencing in our case, I became aware of extremely troubling statements she made about her case, the resolution of it and the young girl that she harmed.
‘If we knew about her disregard for the harm she caused, we would have handled this case differently.’
Tubbs showed no remorse for the molestation offense and even bragged to her father about the lax sentence over the jailhouse phone.
She also called herself a ‘tranny’, boasted that her trans status would allow her a better jail cell and reminded dad Edward to refer to her as ‘she’.
In the November 2021 call, she was also gleeful about not having to register as a sex offender, and said ‘nothing’ will be done to punish her for violently assaulting the 10-year-old, according to an audio recording that was obtained by Fox.
Tubbs said: ‘So now they’re going to put me with other trannies that have seen their cases like mine or with one tranny like me that has a case like mine.
Tubbs has a vast criminal record including arrests in multiple states. She is pictured in some of her old mugshots taken prior to her transition from a man to a woman
Tubbs told her father: ‘So when you come to court, make sure you address me as her.’
LA County Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami, a prosecutor and supporter of the movement to recall Gascon, said earlier this year that Tubbs was too dangerous to be in the juvenile system.
He said: ‘This was done with limited guidance and no concerns for public safety. This clearly shows you the dangerous aspect of the blanket policies of George Gascon.
‘Under George Gascon’s ‘reforms’, a 26-year-old admitted child molester is being housed with juveniles.
‘She may be released early, back into the community, with no sex registration. Only innocent victims and the public suffer because of George Gascon’s so-called progress.
‘This is not somebody who should appear in the juvenile system.’