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Livermore mother held on $4.3-million bail on sex charges involving underage boys

Original post made on Aug 12, 2010

A woman arrested last Thursday for having sex with two boys is expected to enter a plea Monday in Alameda County Superior Court in Pleasanton on 67 felony charges.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 12, 2010, 7:39 AM

Comments (14)

Posted by Jeb Bing, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly
on Aug 12, 2010 at 8:42 am

Jeb Bing is a registered user.

(Note: Posts are being edited by the Pleasanton Weekly Online staff to remove innuendos, hearsay or specific accusatory information unsupported by facts. Police reports or other official statements regarding this issue will be reported in our ongoing news stories on Christine Hubbs, but not by postings on our Town Square Forum where we cannot be certain of the source.)

Posted by what's up?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

At last an answer from the PW!
For the record Jeb, this is how you should have handled it from the beginning, not just erasing the entire thread then putting it back to avoid looking even worse. Editing for content is fine as long as you are editing for legal reasons not moral ones. Few of us choose to register just so that you can out us at a later time when our views annoy you.
The fact is that when a man did this you were fine with endless comments. Why should a woman be protected for the having done the same thing?

Posted by kwebb, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 12, 2010 at 10:03 am

Why is she treated differently than how you treated Henry Germain?

Posted by lido, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 12, 2010 at 11:32 am

if you don't like hearsay why would you post the tea [party member] posts ... yeah I know ... something here is hitting close to home ... ???

Posted by lido, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 12, 2010 at 11:33 am

double standard ... what's up???

Posted by Jake Durfee, a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm

While this is totally off subject, shooting airsoft guns out of moving vehicles is extremely reckless and extremely illegal. have some commons sense. save airsoft for the airsoft field and don't have sex with people until they are old enough to give consent.

Posted by Mario S., a resident of California Reflections
on Aug 12, 2010 at 3:40 pm

This sounds a lot like a woman that was out of control. Her behavior was wreckless and self-destructive and will leave scars on herself, her husband, her children, and her victims for a long long time.

I think that she should not be treated differently than if she was a man and commited the same crimes.

Also, using airsoft guns to shoot from a moving car is very dangerous. I play airsoft myself and don't like to see anything that could reflect negatively on my sport. Airsoft teaches responsibility, teamwork, and gun safety when played the correct way and basic safety guidelines are followed like the ones listed here: Web Link

Posted by Darlene, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 12, 2010 at 4:43 pm

I am quite curious about her status and the process. Sorry for all these questions below...but if anyone who has a legal background could shed light on the following, I'd appreciate it.

Does anyone know what her current status is?
What was the outcome after her arraignment?
What is the next step?
Is she out on bail?
If not, how long is she in jail until her next step in the process?
What is the worse-case scenario for her if she is found guilty on all charges?

Posted by Rick, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 12, 2010 at 4:55 pm

$$$$$$$$4 million plus for bail. Anyone think we have a judge that is a NUT CASE?

Posted by more enlightened than U, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 12, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Yes, If she was in a manic episode she should be treated differently. She needs to be evaluated, put on meds, and stabilized. All these stupid, ignorant, judgemental commenters may someday have a loved one who is UNdisgnosed bipolar (euphemsim for manic-depression). Her speeding around and other behaviors, combined, point towed manic behavior. Maybe a lynch mob, which is what most of you XXXX are, will pile on one in your family.
The males are fine ! With creeps like you on the loose, I pity her children and husband.

Posted by Pro-Law, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 13, 2010 at 2:26 am

Thanks for the response PW.

With that said, there is an obvious double standard (and censorship of the readers) that I find troubling, and it begs the question - Why? To me, a suspect is a suspect is a suspect. What is the difference in this case?

In previous cases the PW staff would edit/delete portions of people's posts that were hearsay, etc. I would hope the media (the PW) would be an objective like you guys seem to be in other hot stories (other sex crimes, suicides, etc). In those cases I was more then happy to back up your guy's actions, but this one I am not able to do so far. It reeks as something fishy going on, and you don't want to lose the trust of your loyal readers. Don't forget the journalism code of ethics ( Web Link ) - right now I'm these jump out:

"— Avoid conflicts of interest, real or perceived.
— Remain free of associations and activities that may compromise integrity or damage credibility"

I think so far several mistakes have been made in dealing with this story, but you guys have an opportunity to right the ship if you keep the comment section on all stories open. Removing hearsay or other inappropriate comments one by one is appropriate though.

Posted by 90 but still sharp, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 13, 2010 at 8:57 am

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Posted by Jimbo, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 16, 2010 at 9:04 pm

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Posted by Need Mormon Dentist, a resident of Civic Square
on Aug 16, 2010 at 9:29 pm

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