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Registered sex offender back in jail

Babb parole revoked for 120 days

Posted: July 3, 2012 3:39 p.m.
Updated: July 3, 2012 3:39 p.m.
 

 

A registered sex offender living in Canyon Country is behind bars today after pleading no contest to charges he violated his parole by having pornography on his computer, a parole official said.

William Greggory Babb, 51, who lives in a mobile home park on Soledad Canyon Road, appeared before the parole board Friday for a probable cause hearing, said Jeffrey Callison, spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The board was expected to decide Friday whether to put the 6-foot-1, 300-pound office worker back on parole or lock him up.

“He pleaded ‘no contest’ and accepted a parole revocation of 120 days,” Callison said.

“At the conclusion of the hearing, he surrendered himself into custody in Los Angeles County jail.”

Babb was arrested at 10 p.m. June 15 by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies, according to booking information compiled by the Inmate Information Center at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Detectives were alerted to the parole violation by corrections officers who searched Babb’s home on Tumbleweed Way and found pornography, a corrections spokesman told The Signal last month.

Corrections officers notified sheriff’s deputies who then arrested Babb.

After his arrest, Babb was held without bail at Men’s Central Jail on Bauchet Street in Los Angeles.

On Friday, he began serving his four months behind bars at the jail.

Babb made headlines last fall when the mother of a boy he had molested expressed outrage at seeing him out of prison and back on the street. She had received no official notification of his release.

He was imprisoned in June 2010 and released Sept. 3, 2011, from the California Institution for Men in Chino.

His appearance back in the Santa Clarita Valley happened six months after he pleaded guilty in San Fernando Superior Court to one felony charge of contacting a minor with the intention of engaging in lewd or lascivious behavior.

After news of Babb’s early release was publicized, state officials responded with a promise to restrict Babb’s movements.

He was barred from the area around the home of his victim, as well as Golden Valley High School, the Santa Clarita Soccer Training Center and four houses of worship.

jholt@the-signal.com
661-287-5527

 

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