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Convicted Sex Offender Released From State Prison

Convicted Sex Offender Released From State Prison

A registered sex offender was released Friday from North Kern State Prison, but his records were not updated on the Megan’s Law website as of Saturday evening.


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William Gregory Babb, 54, formerly of Valencia, was released Friday.

His registration on the Megan’s Law website was still listed as incarcerated, according to the website for registered sex offenders.

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His most recent arrest was at the hands of the Long Beach Police Department on Oct. 16.

Babb’s offense was listed as 288.4(b) of the California Penal Code, which states:

“Every person who, motivated by an unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in children, arranges a meeting with a minor or a person he or she believes to be a minor for the purpose of exposing his or her genitals or pubic or rectal area, having the child expose his or her genitals or pubic or rectal area, or engaging in lewd or lascivious behavior, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding ($5,000), by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by both the fine and imprisonment.”

He was sentenced Oct. 21, and then transferred from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to the North Kern State Prison on Nov. 18.

The Megan’s Law website allows for a search of sex offenders by zip code. The registered addresses

The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies help maintain the database by conducting address verifications.

“Locally, the Crime Prevention Unit zone leaders are responsible for conducting address-verification checks regularly,” said Sheriff’s Station Deputy Josh Dubin.

Under California law, there are three levels of sex offenders: those who are considered higher risk, or “Full Address” registrants; and those who must register, but only have their zip codes disclosed; and offenders whose addresses are registered with local law enforcement, but their information is not disclosed.


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Source: Santa Clarita News


Convicted Sex Offender Released From State Prison

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