Six additional charges for misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor battery, and misdemeanor public nuisance filed after six new victims come forward
San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that additional charges have been filed against Bill Hobbs as six new victims have come forward since his arrest and initial charging. Prosecutors amended the complaint to include three new counts of misdemeanor public nuisance, two counts of misdemeanor battery and one count of misdemeanor assault. Hobbs was arrested and charged initially in connection to 14 incidents for numerous crimes committed against multiple women in San Francisco. He was charged initially with a total of 16 counts including: one count of felony false imprisonment, two counts of misdemeanor assault, six counts of misdemeanor battery, three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery and four counts of misdemeanor public nuisance. The felony false imprisonment charge is punishable by probation up to three years in county jail. For the initial and new misdemeanor charges, he faces up to six months in county jail per victim.
“I would like to thank the courageous women and witnesses who came forward to share their stories and the San Francisco Police Department for their ongoing work in this investigation which has now yielded additional charges for Hobbs,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “We will do everything in our power to hold Hobbs accountable for his crimes and deliver justice for all of his victims.”
Prosecutors from the Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Unit worked closely with members of the San Francisco Police Department to bring the case against Hobbs. Victim Advocates are working with all victims that have come forward to offer support and assistance. The District Attorney’s Office encourages any other victims in need of assistance to contact the Victim Services Division so we can provide them the support and services they need. For more information about the Victim Services Division please visit: https://www.sfdistrictattorney.org/victim-services/. To contact Victim Services please call 628.652.4100.
Although charges have been filed, this remains an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Tip Line at: 1-415-575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD. You may remain anonymous.
Court Number: 22012177