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District Attorney Brooke Jenkins Announces Bill Gene Hobbs Convicted of Felony False Imprisonment and Multiple Counts of Assault and Battery

San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that her office secured a conviction of Bill Gene Hobbs (34) after trial by jury. Mr. Hobbs was convicted of felony false imprisonment, two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery, five counts of battery, and one count of assault.

“The jury’s verdict delivers justice for all of the women that were victimized by Mr. Hobbs,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. “He will now face consequences for his unacceptable behavior, and brazen harassment of women throughout San Francisco. I am grateful to the courageous women who came forward and shared their stories with investigators and prosecutors that paved the way for us to be able to hold him accountable for his actions and send a message against harassment.”

The case against Mr. Hobbs was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brittney Delgado with assistance from the District Attorney Investigator Lissette Souza, Victim Advocate Abby Cordova, Paralegals Andrew Ong, Kendall Slade, and Nina Stellini, and IT support from Ada Yu. Prosecutors were able to develop a strong case against Mr. Hobbs based on the outstanding investigative work performed by the San Francisco Police Department’s General Crimes Unit and Special Victims Unit.

“I would like to thank the jury for their careful consideration as to each of the counts,” said Assistant District Attorney Brittney Delgado. “The women who came forward to report this conduct and came to court to testify about their experiences can now feel even more confident that what happened to them has been taken seriously and will continue to be taken seriously by the citizens of San Francisco.”

Mr. Hobbs has been in custody since his arrest by US Park Police and San Francisco Police on October 14, 2022. He faces up to eight years in custody with sentencing scheduled for June 8, 2023. 

Court Number: 22012177