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District Attorney Brooke Jenkins Announces Bill Gene Hobbs Sentenced to Nearly Six Years in Prison For Multiple Crimes Against Women in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA – Today, San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that Bill Gene Hobbs (34) has been sentenced to two years and six months in County Jail followed by three years to be served in State Prison.  Mr.  Hobbs will also have to register as a sex offender for a minimum of 10 years.  He was convicted of felony false imprisonment, eight counts of misdemeanor battery, sexual battery and assault.   

“Mr. Hobbs sentence today delivers justice to the victims and shows how seriously the court took this case and each one of their stories,” said District Attorney Brooke Jenkins.  “Because of the brave testimony of the victims and their willingness to share their stories we were able to demonstrate a clear pattern of predatory behavior and the full impact of his criminal conduct on the victims.  This sentence brings us one step closer to achieving our goal of public safety.”   

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 am incredibly grateful to the victims who were able to join in person and via Zoom in order to have their voices heard for sentencing,” said Assistant District Attorney Brittney Delgado.  This case demonstrated the importance of reporting illegal conduct to the police, no matter how unlikely catching a perpetrator may seem to a particular victim at the time. It was because of the individual efforts on the part of these victims to capture photos of the defendant in real time that the investigations were able to be linked together to show that these were not isolated incidents and were in fact a predatory pattern against young women, perpetuated and carried out in deliberate manner against vulnerable, unsuspecting victims.”

Mr. Hobbs has been in custody since his arrest by US Park Police and San Francisco Police on October 14, 2022.  He was convicted after trial by jury on May 17, 2023.

Court Number: 22012177