Published November 17, 2014
The Livermore, California mom accused of sexually abusing two teenage boys made her second court appearance Monday, but still did not enter a plea to the numerous charges of abuse stemming from her alleged affairs with the teens.
Christine Hubbs did not say a word during her court appearance, but her husband spoke briefly with KTVU outside the courthouse for the first time.
Hubbs entered the courtroom composed and serious as she faced the judge, a marked difference from her appearance last week where she repeatedly broke down in tears.
“She's much better. She's fine. She's in a protected place, let's put it that way,” said her attorney Jules Bonjour. “With this media circus going on, I don't want any client to be in jail, but that's not a bad place right now for her.”
Prosecutors claim Hubbs -- a 42-year-old mother of three -- began a sexual relationship after she seduced her daughter’s 14-year-old boyfriend in December 2008. She allegedly carried on a sexual relationship with the boy until July of this year.
Police said the boy’s mother reported her suspicions about the relationship to investigators after she found a nude photo of Hubbs on her son's mobile phone.
Investigators said in the course of that investigation they found another 15-year-old victim.
The reason given for Hubbs not entering a plea Monday was that her lawyer and the prosecutor were still exchanging evidence.
“Well, it's a lot of information to go through, and you can tell by what I've already received and what I'm going to be receiving,” said Bonjour. “In fact, I'm going up to the district attorney's office now to pick up more.”
Hubb's husband Tim -- a prominent Livermore dentist -- was in court Monday to support his wife. He said he and the couple's three children were doing as well as can be expected.
“My kids are hanging tough, I'll tell you that,” said Hubbs. “I'm doing ok.”
Christine Hubbs is also facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly letting a group of boys shoot a pellet gun from her SUV.