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Livermore Sexual Abuse Case Revealed



    Livermore Sexual Abuse Case Revealed
    Livermore Police

    It's the kind of story that not only becomes of the talk of the town, but quickly draws the attention from around the country and this one already has. 

    A wife, mother and office worker in the East Bay city of Livermore is accused of having a sexual relationship with two boys she met through family friends. The suspect is blond and by all accounts attractive.

    Police say Christine Shreeve Hubbs initiated the relationship when the boys were 13 years old. They are now 15 and although scared they would get in trouble, they have confessed everything to cops, investigators said.

    Police arrested Hubbs Thursday.  They released details on the case in a rare Saturday news conference this weekend.

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    They said the case wasn't delivered to them on a silver platter, but was handed to them in a form of a cell phone.  An adult called police after they saw a sexual photo of Hubbs on one of the teen's cell phones.  That person brought the phone to police and the case began to unravel from there.

    Hubbs lives in a pricey home in an exclusive Livermore neighborhood, but that is not where she is spending the weekend. Instead she sits in the Santa Rita jail facing 67 felony counts of sexual assault,  including oral copulation, lewd act on a child, and exhibition of lewd  material to a minor.  Her bail is 4.3 million.

    Hubbs' husband is a dentist and according to her Facebook profile, the couple has three kids ages 8, 10 and 13. The couple has been married for 20 years and she works at the dental practice "during school hours then taxi kids around after school. Fun!" the profile states.

    Livermore investigators said Saturday Hubbs is close friends with her victims' parents. They said everyone involved in the case has known each other for several years.

    "We also found she befriended these boys by giving them gifts, Visa cards, Xboxes, taking them out to dinner." Livermore police spokesman Matt Sarsfield said.

    Sarsfield said the boys told investigators that they had sex with Hubbs at various spots around town including her Hummer H2 and hotel rooms.  Along with the photo that triggered the case, Hubbs also texted them sexually explicit messages.

    Hubbs first court appearance is scheduled for Monday.  So far investigators say she is not talking, other than to hire a lawyer.

     On Monday, Hubbs will also be arraigned on charges of allowing the negligent  discharge of a BB gun and contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with a separate incident that occurred prior to her arrest Thursday.

    While investigating the sexual assault case, Livermore police said they learned of another recent incident in which Hubbs was driving her H2 around with a group of boys around 10 years old who were shooting Airsoft guns out of the Hummer at various locations around the city.

    Sarsfield said no one was seriously injured by the plastic pellets.  He added that said no kids who were in the Hummer have come forward as a  victim in the sexual assault case.