Posted: 04/04/2014 03:01:38 PM
“Pillowcase Rapist” Christopher Evans Hubbart will live in Los Angeles County upon his release from incarceration under a ruling issued Friday, according to a press release from L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s office.
The decision by Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Gilbert Brown designated a home in an unincorporated area near Palmdale. This ruling opens up a 45-day window for public comment, which will be considered by the judge at the next court hearing. Brown’s announcement in October that Hubbart could be released to the community of Lake Los Angeles, about 20 miles from Palmdale, fell through after protests from neighbors there.
Christopher Hubbart, undated photo
“It’s outrageous that an admitted sexual predator with a long history of brutal crimes against women will be released in this community – or any community,” said Antonovich, in the statement. “He belongs in an institution where he cannot prey upon the public.”
Hubbart, 62, has been incarcerated since 1996 at Coalinga State Hospital. He admitted to raping more than three dozen women in California. At least 20 of those crimes were in Southern California in 1971 and 1972. He was captured, convicted and then spent six years at Atascadero State Hospital. He was released in 1979 to the Bay Area, and assaulted at least 15 women in San Jose, Sunnyvale and San Francisco before he was returned to prison in 1982. In 1990, he was paroled, but reoffended and was back in prison within months. Because his last conviction was in Santa Clara County, a judge there has jurisdiction over his 2013 petition for release from a state mental hospital.