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[KHTS] – A Santa Clara County judge’s release of Christopher Evans Hubbart sparked an outcry from Los Angeles County officials Friday, with the announcement that the convicted serial rapist would be released to a Lake Los Angeles community in Antelope Valley.

hubbartSupervisor Michael D. Antonovich called the release of Hubbart — who admitted to raping 26 women in the Los Angeles area in the early 1970s and an additional 15 in Northern California in the early 1980s — “an unconscionable threat to public safety.”

Hubbart, known as “the Pillowcase Rapist,” is expected to live at 20135 E. Ave R in an unincorporated part of the Antelope Valley in Los Angeles County. 

“Despite the best efforts by the Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, Judge Brown refused to order Hubbart to undergo a new mental health evaluation to determine his mental state prior to his release,” Antonovich said.  “His last mental health evaluation was fifteen months ago.”

Both Antonovich and Lacey issued statements condemning the move Friday.

His parole was revoked numerous times due to the nature of his convictions, concerns about his mental condition and the threat he could pose to public safety, according to a statement from the District Attorney’s Office.

“The Judge’s order failed to consider the objections by law enforcement as well as the grave concerns expressed by the community who sent thousands of opposition letters,” he said. “It’s outrageous that an admitted sexual predator with a long history of brutal crimes against women be released in this community – or any community.”

Assemblyman Steve Fox, D-Antelope Valley, who also represents the area Hubbart is expected to be released to, made a statement following legislation he proposed in the the Legislature.

Assembly Bill 1607, which passed unanimously, would make a technical revision to the Sexual Violent Predator Act and require that a potential county a sexual violent predator would be released back to, to be given notice and an opportunity to be heard in court prior to determining the location where the offender will be required to live.

Once the court determines domicile, the placement and conditional release will be supervised by the county of residence – transferring the jurisdiction from one court to another.

“The court has made a horrendous error in judgment in deciding to place this parolee into Lake Los Angeles,” Fox said. “This is an unfair decision that flies in the face of the traditional notions of fair play and substantial justice. We are being dumped on.”

 

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18 Comments

  1. Have they posted a more current picture of this rapist?

  2. You get the tar, I’ll get the feathers. There really should be a new penal colony somewhere.

  3. This is so outrageous! How is it that someone who has raped at least 40 women EVER gets out of prison?!?!

  4. Alicia Ellen Alicia Ellen says:

    I got a rope.just saying

  5. He should be released to live in Judge Brown’s neighborhood!

  6. Good thing he didn’t sell pot, would have gotten life.

  7. Kathie Walsh Kathie Walsh says:

    Sherry Brewer. Dana Esposito Gloria Arman

  8. Anonymous says:

    The system is a fail, letting serial rapists like him run around free. -.-

  9. Megan Rose says:

    The system is a complete fail, man I can’t believe there letting this sick disgusting disgrace of a man out and about. -.- n especially letting him live out here in the A.V.. We have enough criminals to worry about already we don’t need another one added to the list.. As a member of the community I ask to please send him somewhere else we don’t want him here in sure no one does anywhere -.-

  10. Megan Rose says:

    The system is a complete fail, man I can’t believe there letting this sick disgusting disgrace of a man out and about. -.- n especially letting him live out here in the A.V.. We have enough criminals to worry about already we don’t need another one added to the list.. As a member of the community I ask to please send him somewhere else we don’t want him here I’m sure no one does anywhere -.-

  11. Sandra Campbell keep a look out!!!!

  12. Sandra Campbell keep a look out!!!!

  13. Wow, that’s a smart judge right there

  14. Wow, that’s a smart judge right there

  15. Wayne Dequer says:

    I have a problem with this man being released given his history of continuing rapes after being released 4 times before accounting for at least 19 rapes total (He admitted to 40). An ankle bracelet tracker is a good idea as long as it is regularly monitored by local police, and it would have been most appropriate for him to have been released into the community where the judge who ordered this release lives. Judges too should have to live with the consequences of their decisions. ;-)

  16. Kevin Farmer Kevin Farmer says:

    I’m thinking some kind of Chinese torture or a new kind of serial rapist torture should take affect and probably will, Some lake la tweaker on a good one will get him.

  17. We will be careful. There is so much talk about weapons to protect ourselves. Also I believe that the jugde knows the Lake LA people are crazy enough to take care of this problem of theirs.

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