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Sex offender scheduled to be released

William Greggory Babb has served 73 days of a sentence for violating parole

Posted: January 30, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: January 30, 2014 2:00 a.m.

William Greggory Babb

 

A Canyon Country woman wants to know why the man convicted of molesting her son is being released from prison — again. 

Last week Caroline Mason — whose son was victimized by William Greggory Babb in 2010 — received a certified letter from officials at the North Kern State Prison alerting her to the fact that Babb is set to be released.

“Why are they releasing him back here?” Mason told The Signal upon receiving her notice.

“My main concern is that other people don’t know he’s being released,” she said. “And that’s a big deal.

“They can’t just keep letting people out of prison and not warn the public,” she added.

Babb, one of more than 50 locally registered sex offenders in the Santa Clarita Valley, has been in and out of custody at least four times since 2010 and is scheduled to be released from North Kern State Prison Friday.

He was sentenced on Oct. 21 and was actually put behind bars at the prison in Delano on Nov. 19.

Seventy-three days after entering that prison for having violated conditions of his probation for a third time last summer, Babb is being released.

A copy of the prison’s form letter obtained by The Signal is titled a “Notice of Release” and provides scant details about Babb’s sentence or release.

Prison officials checked a box on the form letter indicating: The inmate will be released to post release county supervision. They also checked another box on the form indicating: The inmate is required to register as a sex offender.

When asked to explain the circumstances of Babb’s release, a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said it is the department’s policy not discuss such details.

“For security reasons we never announce any inmate movements,” said spokesman Bill Sessa.

Sessa, however, did provide information on how inmates earn and lose “credits” while incarcerated, not referring specifically to Babb’s case.

“If, for example, an inmate works on a fire line he earns a credit,” he said. “If he goofs off, he gets extra time.”
Before he was sent to prison for violating conditions of his parole last summer, Babb had already been in and out of custody.

In May 2013, he was released from jail after completing a 180-day sentence handed down the previous fall, court records show.

Babb was required to register as a sex offender in June 2010 after he pleaded guilty to one felony count of contacting a minor with the intention of engaging in lewd or lascivious behavior. The charge stems from having preyed on church-going boys in 2010.

In the summer of 2012, he was in and out of jail for twice violating his parole — once for having pornography on his computer and a second time for contacting a young man he molested.

As a result, parole officers in October 2012 revoked his parole and ordered him to stay in jail for 180 days.
In May 2013 that jail term expired, and Babb returned home.

Under conditions of his parole, Babb is required to wear a GPS monitor at all times and is barred from being in the area around the home of the young man he molested.

He is also prohibited from being near Golden Valley High School, the Santa Clarita Soccer Training Center, Congregation Beth Shalom, Heart of the Canyons Church, the Santa Clarita Islamic Center and four other houses of worship, including one through which Babb had contacted his victim.

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Comments

chefgirl358: Posted: January 30, 2014 7:20 a.m.

BOOOOOOOO! Lock him up and throw away the key! I can't believe they keep letting this guy out!


CarolineMason: Posted: January 30, 2014 8:05 a.m.

I just want parents to be on the alert. There is someone posting things on this blog about my family and I that are completely Untrue. I have looked at the other stories and posts. This person that is saying these things are false. I have concern for the public where as this person has it out for us.


Sam2222: Posted: January 30, 2014 8:55 a.m.

Thank you Caroline for keeping us informed and I hope you and your family stay safe.


jackadams: Posted: January 30, 2014 8:55 a.m.

The Signal can provide a wonderful public service by publishing the photos of all 50 offenders being released.


stray: Posted: January 30, 2014 9:21 a.m.

@Caroline -"There is someone posting things on this blog about my family and I that are completely untrue"

Contact the Signal and have those comments removed.

You have the majority of the community standing behind you and your family. Best wishes...


BBennetts: Posted: January 30, 2014 9:36 a.m.

So this guy has violated his probation three times, is there any reason why he won't violate it yet again? Perhaps when he kills someone, then we can lock him up for good. Should not have to come to that though.


tpaul: Posted: January 30, 2014 10:10 a.m.

I'm with ya Caroline. One would hope he doesnt run into an angry mob...or not.


Qtrhorsey: Posted: January 30, 2014 12:39 p.m.

Good for you Signal for releasing a picture of him. His face needs to be recognized by every person in the community and run out of town. Actually, he needs to be neutered and "released" naked in the middle of the desert.


itsme719: Posted: January 30, 2014 1:45 p.m.

@Caroline What an injustice for your son. Please let him know that the community stands behind him!! The past behavior of this man shows he will not obey his boundries. As a community we need to be aware and I thank you for keeping the parents in the SCV updated.


EgbertSouse4U: Posted: January 30, 2014 3:58 p.m.

Caroline: We all stand behind you. And whoever is posting garbage, please report them to the Signal staff... and feel free to "out" them. I would love to know who this is.


CarolineMason: Posted: January 30, 2014 5:45 p.m.

I will, and thank you so much for all of your support


ohhyaa: Posted: January 30, 2014 6:33 p.m.

Caroline, I stand with you. Stay strong.

Does his still reside in the manufactured homes on Soledad Canyon Road, at (near Golden Triangle)?

It might be nice to add he's 6' 2" and even though he looks like he's lost some weight is at least 200 lbs. won't be long for him to trip over his own feet and be gone. Maybe next time he will meet.


chefgirl358: Posted: January 31, 2014 12:09 a.m.

Caroline, you and your son have nothing but support from everyone in this community. I hope you are both safe and sound and this idiot does something quick to go back to the big house, but I sure hope whatever he does, doesn't get anyone else hurt but himself.


ohhyaa: Posted: January 31, 2014 5:52 p.m.

Caroline,

I heard your interview today on the John and Ken Show (KFI 640). You were brave, articulate and much more restrained then I could ever be. You are a good citizen for making sure you are doing your part to protect other children by reminding us that this creep has been released again. Thank you


havoc: Posted: February 2, 2014 12:04 p.m.

Babb was in prison this time because he asked to be. He gave up his right to freedom{?}He also is still in custody because HE requested an ankle monitor and would not get one until Monday or Tuesday. Under the circumstances he feels safer being able to prove where he is at, not where someone else says he is.



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