This week in classic tabloid nicknames!
Christine Hubbs is a 42-year-old mother who is alleged to have had long-term sexual relationship with two teenage boys in her Bay Area town of Livermore, California. As her story breaks nationally, the media have delighted in reporting salacious details, especially the moniker by which she’s been called in local reports: “Hummer Mom!” And no, the reasoning behind that name might not be what you think.
The encounters allegedly involved gifts and sex in her black Hummer and various hotel rooms. Because the details of this story are both sad and salacious, its bound to break nationally. Writing for the Crimesider blog for CBS News, Edecio Martinez reports:
Hubbs, of suburban Livermore, Calif. remained jailed on $4.3 million bail following a brief court appearance Monday. She’s facing 67 counts.
The mother of three was arrested Thursday following an investigation that began July 27 when the mother of one of the alleged victims said she found a nude photo of Hubbs on her son’s cell phone, said Livermore police Lt. Matt Sarsfield.
A police affidavit from the case alleges that Hubbs made advances on one of the boys when he was 14 and dating her daughter.
Authorities say that relationship lasted from December 2008 to January of this year.
Police said while they were investigating, they interviewed another boy who said he was also having sex with Hubbs. That boy, who is now 14 years old, told police he had a sexual relationship with Hubbs from December 2009 through July.
Hubbs is charged with 67 charges of sexual set and is being held on more than $4 million bail.
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