October 25, 2013
For Immediate Release
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Gilbert Brown ruled today that serial rapist Christopher Evans Hubbart today will be released in Lake Los Angeles at 17132 Laredo Vista, Palmdale, CA 93591. This action opens up a 45-day window for public comment which will be considered by the Judge at the next court hearing. This location is very close to Stephen Sorensen County Park, with a baseball diamond and other family-friendly amenities, and Twin Lakes Community Church with a youth ministry.
“It is an outrage that an admitted sexual predator with a long history of brutal crimes against women be released in this community – or any community,” said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. “He belongs in an institution where he cannot prey upon the public.”
Despite factual evidence that Hubbart has had no connection to Los Angeles County since 1972 — with the exception of a brief two-month period while on parole — Judge Brown has allowed Hubbart conditional release into Los Angeles County.
Hubbart is a violent sex predator believed to have raped as many as 40 women in a 10-year period. He has admitted to raping 26 women in the Los Angeles area in the early 1970’s and an additional 15 woman were raped in the San Francisco Bay area in the early 1980’s. His previous paroles were revoked numerous times due to assaulting women, his mental condition and threat to public safety.
A motion by Supervisor Antonovich will ask the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to send a five signature letter to the judge expressing the County’s opposition and its opinion that the proposed location be rejected based on its proximity to Stephen Sorensen County Park and Twin Lakes Community Church.
(Map and timeline attached.)
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