Hubbard denied parole from 20-year sentence

Published 4:06 pm Thursday, December 9, 2021

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By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously decided to deny parole for David Hubbard, who had been sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2015.

Hubbard had been sentenced in December 2015 after negotiating a guilty plea to rape in the second degree, four counts of a school employee engaging in a sex act with a student under the age of 19 while he was working for Chilton County Schools and one count of enticing a child for immoral purposes, on Dec. 9.

C.J. Robinson, chief deputy district attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit, spoke at the hearing recounting the charges from the initial case and emphasizing that there were multiple incidents.

Robinson said an attorney and one of Hubbard’s family members spoke in favor of the parole, while a victim and that victim’s father asked that parole be denied.

Hubbard had initially been indicted on 42 felony charges and five misdemeanors.

During sentencing in 2015, then Chilton County Circuit Judge Ben A. Fuller said he was going to write the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles that Hubbard should serve the full 20 years.

An investigation into a vehicle accident in July 2014 on Highway 145 led to the charges against Hubbard as well as charges for his wife Rebecca Irene Hubbard of two counts of second-degree rape, enticing a child for immoral purposes, having sexual contact with a student less than 19 while a school employee and one count of a school employee committing a sexual act with a student less than 19. She was later sentenced to 15 years in prison. She was denied parole in October 2020. However, she was released on her minimum release date to end her sentence on Dec. 2, according to Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.