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Sex offender released on parole again

Canyon Country man violated parole for having pornography

Posted: August 3, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 3, 2012 2:00 a.m.
William Greggory Babb William Greggory Babb
William Greggory Babb

A registered sex offender living in Canyon Country is back on the street today, less than six weeks after his arrest for violating his parole.

William Greggory Babb, 51, arrested and jailed in June for having violated his parole by having pornography on his home computer, was spotted Wednesday inside the mobile home park on Soledad Canyon Road where he lives, neighbors said.

Three people reported seeing Babb at the Saugus mobile home park this week and the website VINELink, which monitors the movements of inmates across the country, reported him “out of custody” on Wednesday.

One concerned resident is Caroline Mason, whose son was molested by Babb.

“These child molesters can get away with anything they want to do,” she said. “The state dropped the ball on this.

“They didn’t notify me when he was arrested. They didn’t notify me when he was back in jail and they didn’t notify me when he was released again.”

In June 2010 the 6-foot, 300-pound Babb pleaded guilty in San Fernando Superior Court 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.

Babb was sentenced to the California Institution for Men in Chino and served 361 days. He was released on Sept. 3, 2011.

That’s when Mason first complained about not being notified of his release by corrections officials.

Despite claims by corrections staff that the department had not received a request from Mason to be notified, they responded two months later by successfully barring Babb from entering an area around a victim’s home and six other Santa Clarita Valley locations, including several houses of worship.

With his movements restricted, Babb was allowed to reside at his mobile home on Tumbleweed Way.

When parole officers found pornography on his computer in June, however, they called deputies at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, who arrested Babb.

He pleaded no contest to charges he violated his parole by having pornography on his computer and was subsequently locked up a second time, this time in Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles.

Mobile home park resident Bill Henderson said he was happy when Babb was arrested a second time and relieved believing he would remain in custody.

That joy vanished Wednesday when he spotted him back on the street.

“This whole thing upsets me, my daughter and my grandson very much,” he said.


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