Adjunct sentenced for sexual misconduct

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

Former Bakersfield College adjunct professor Andrew Hubbard will serve a year in jail after pleading no contest to a felony sex charge in which he was accused of engaging in sexual acts with a minor. Hubbard, 27, reached a plea deal with the prosecution, which dropped three other charges against him.

According to court documents, Hubbard received a text message on July 19, 2016 from a former student who was expressing interest in him. At first Hubbard declined, citing the fact that she was underage.

It didn’t take long for Hubbard to change his stance, as he invited her over later the next day. The two smoked marijuana and engaged in sexual acts, court documents say.

The 16-year-old teen soon reported the incident to the police and agreed to make a phone call to Hubbard under the supervision of the investigators. During the recorded phone conversation, Hubbard indicated that he and the underage teen had in fact had sex, and told her to call him if she wanted to hang out again.

Police arrested Hubbard on July 21, 2016, less than two days after the incident took place. Hubbard was sentenced to a year on Jan. 18, 2017.

Judge Colette M. Humphrey, who presided over the case, ordered Hubbard to complete substance abuse counseling, as well as a sex offender management program. Hubbard is required to register as a lifetime sex offender, as well as stay away from the victim. He also cannot associate himself with anyone under the age of 18.

The Rip reached out to David A. Torres, Hubbard’s attorney, for a comment but has not received one as of this publication.