Robertson County vice mayor registers as a sex offender

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) - The town of Springfield's vice mayor is listed on Tennessee's sex offender registry for a crime involving a 16-year-old girl that happened in 1991.

A recent change in Tennessee law requires sex offenders to register for the Internet database.

Before the change in the law, offenders in cases before 1997 were not required to make their identities known.

Hubbard was working at a program at Springfield High School in 1991 that helped students find work.

He was charged that November with two counts of statutory rape stemming from a sexual encounter at the school with a 16-year-old girl.

He resigned from his post as a city alderman. In 1992, he pleaded guilty to one count of statutory rape in exchange for two years probation.

The other charge was dropped. Hubbard has filed a request to be taken off the list, which is permitted under the law for someone who has not had another sex offense in 10 years.

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