March 16, 2018 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today Jard Hobbs (DOB 05/05/73) was convicted of engaging in a course of sexual conduct with a child under 13 years old. Judge Susan Cacace presided over the jury trial in Westchester County Court.

Hobbs was found guilty on three counts:

  • Course of Sexual Conduct against a Child in the First Degree, a class B violent felony
  • Rape in the Second Degree, a class D felony
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class A misdemeanor

Prosecutors stated the sexual abuse began when the child was 11 and ended when she was 13 at which time she told her family. The defendant was in his 40s. They subsequently reported the abuse to Rye Police. During the police investigation, they found DNA evidence including semen in the child’s shorts which corroborated the charges.

Rye Police arrested Hobbs at his White Plains residence July 7, 2017.

Hobbs has been remanded without bail while he is awaiting sentencing May 15, 2018. He faces up to 32 years in prison, with post-release supervision, and he will have to register as a sex offender after he gets out of jail. The case was investigated by Rye Police, the Child Abuse Bureau of the Special Prosecutions Division of the DA’s Office and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.

It was prosecuted by ADA Paul Stein, Chief of the Child Abuse Bureau, and ADA Karen Herbert of the Special Prosecutions Division.

Jard Hobbs

Jard Hobbs

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