UPDATED: Serial rapist could relocate to the AV this year

Christopher Evans Hubbart (shown in this undated booking photo) was called the "Pillowcase Rapist" because he muffled his victim's screams with a pillowcase over their heads. Hubbart, who admitted to raping approximately 40 women between 1971 and 1982, could potentially be released into the Antelope Valley as early as December.

Christopher Evans Hubbart (shown in this undated booking photo) was called the “Pillowcase Rapist” because he muffled his victim’s screams with a pillowcase over their heads. Hubbart, who admitted to raping approximately 40 women between 1971 and 1982, could potentially be released into the Antelope Valley as early as December.

A Santa Clara County judge announced today that serial rapist Christopher Hubbart could potentially live in the Antelope Valley community when he’s conditionally released, which could be as early as December.

The announcement was made at a hearing attended by prosecutors from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The judge scheduled a formal hearing in 45 days.

Hubbart, who admitted to raping approximately 40 women between 1971 and 1982, could potentially be relocated to 17132 Laredo Vista Avenue, according to Jane Robison, Public Information Officer for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Robison said the address is public information.

District Attorney Jackie Lacey said her office will work diligently with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement partners to ensure that 62-year-old Hubbart will be closely monitored, as required by law.

“Our priority is to safeguard our residents and make certain Hubbart is obeying all the conditions of his release,” Lacey said in a news release.

Los Angeles County officials are vehemently opposed to Hubbart being released at all.

“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.”

“I think this county needs to do everything it possibly can to protect its citizens and especially victims of this particular individual’s crimes in past years who reside in this county,” County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said in a post on his official website.

The post, dated July 9, 2013, detailed Hubbart’s violent past:

In the early 1970s, Christopher Evans Hubbart admitted raping more than 20 women in the L.A. region and Orange County, placing a pillowcase over their heads before his violent assaults. Freed in 1979 after doctors at Atascadero State Hospital determined he was no longer a threat, Hubbart went on to rape at least 15 more women in Northern California, serving another eight years behind bars. Paroled in 1990, he promptly tried to sexually assault two more women and was incarcerated again.

Hubbart was considered such a continuing menace that, as his next release date approached in the mid-1990s on a parole violation, the state legislature passed the Sexually Violent Predators Act, empowering authorities to keep serial offenders like him under lock and key in state hospitals until they’re deemed safe for release. When the law took effect in January, 1996, Hubbart was the first state prisoner subjected to its civil commitment requirements. Hubbart appealed to the California Supreme Court but lost.

Now nearly 20 years later, at the age of 62, Hubbart’s getting out again. After hearing testimony from state mental health professionals in April, a Superior Court judge in Santa Clara County ruled that Hubbart was eligible for “conditional release” from Coalinga State Hospital. The following month, the judge determined that, despite strong objections from prosecutors here, Hubbart should return to Los Angeles County, his last address, where he would remain under close scrutiny and supervision—including electronic monitoring—while continuing treatment.


District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced her office will serve as the point of contact for all written public comments regarding the proposed release of Hubbart to the Antelope Valley.

Hubbart’s tentative residence at 17132 Laredo Vista Avenue has a Palmdale mailing address, but the house is actually located in the community of Lake Los Angeles.

THE PUBLIC HAS UNTIL NOV. 29 to submit written public comments to Judge Brown by emailing the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office at HubbartLASafetyTaskForce@da.lacounty.gov, or by writing to:

Hubbart L.A. Safety Task Force
c/o District Attorney’s Office Sex Crimes Division
320 West Temple Street, Room 777
Los Angeles, CA 90012

On Dec. 4, Judge Brown will hold a public hearing in San Jose on Hubbart’s proposed residence. Anyone wishing to address Judge Brown directly will be allowed to speak at the hearing in Santa Clara County Court, Department 32, 190 W. Hedding Street, Fourth Floor.

Lacey said her prosecutors will deliver all written comments to the Santa Clara County Court prior to the Dec. 4 public hearing.

County Supervisor Michael Antonovich has also released a detailed timeline of Christopher Hubbart’s criminal, social, and legal history. View it here.

Previous related story: DA petitions state Supreme Court to halt release of serial rapist

  67 comments for “UPDATED: Serial rapist could relocate to the AV this year

  1. Db
    October 29, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    For anyone interested John and Ken from KFI Radio is broadcasting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30th from 3-7pm to bring awareness to this situation…bring as many people as you can to show your support!!!

  2. Shawna
    October 29, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I saw this on the news this evening ( Oct 29, 2013) After reading everyone’s post, WE THE PUBLIC are all in AGREEMENT. I am APPAULD by this and have no comprehension on how this MONSTER could ever be released. If a judge actually sends this monster back into society there is no hope.

  3. justin
    October 29, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Proof again that the Antelope Valley is the dumping ground for LA trash…

  4. Maria
    October 29, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Why let someone like him out?
    He hasn’t done nothing good in life but hurt women!
    He is obviously sick within him.
    He hasn’t learned his lessons the past times they locked him up.
    So why chance another women getting hurt..
    Feel offended but people that have the power these days
    to allow people like hubbard and worse be released are
    Mentally ill just like then!

  5. Rosie Lowe
    October 28, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I am totally sickened by this report. I spent most of my life living in California and am so glad I left to live else where. Releasing that [removed] serves no purpose whatsoever. Does the justice system of California not remember little Amy Sue Seitz who was kidnapped, tortured and brutally raped and murdered by Theodore Frank? He too was a convicted rapist over and over again and after being sentenced to Atascadero State Hospital for some time, his therapists claimed he was fit for release and he would never harm another child. He too supposedly went through all the therapy this so called convict has gone through. Then released to commit even more crimes of a worse nature. Sexual predators of any kind cannot be reformed. But apparently the justice system of California doesn’t see it that way. Why do the people of that state put up with this nonsense? Why should they have too? I hope that he is never released but if he is I would not be surprised to see the public where he may be released take justice into their own hands. How much more must we take?

  6. IBleave
    October 28, 2013 at 7:27 am

    Every comment that is made is not about us in general. It’s about protecting the next victim if there is one. Society in whole is breaking down because we are forced into accepting these people as “it’s okay” or “they have rights too”. Rights are something we earn, not given. I am a descent bible believing man and this man is carrying such a deep dark sin. Jesus said love the sinner not the sin. But when we are forced to accept his sin as if it where nothing then we are the fools. So as long as we have a money hungry government they will stop at nothing to get that buck. Even if it means to put a man who has raped supposedly 40 women into a neighborhood that possibly has women and children that live there.

  7. George Smith
    October 27, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Mr. Hubbart probably can’t wait to meet the young Chinese girls that R. Rex is sponsoring to the valley.

  8. Bob
    October 27, 2013 at 8:38 am

    You have to realize something: In todays world the bad guys always when, and what is happening now is another clear example of that fact. Early release, probation, parole, country club like conditions in prison, along with better medical care while you are an inmate,,,,, medical care you and I can only dream about. Slowly but surely we as a nation are doomed. The only thing we can do is lock and load and keep your powder dry!

  9. VG
    October 26, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    We are against Mr. Christopher Hubbart coming into our community in the Antelope Valley. Hubbart, who admitted raping approximately 40 women between 1971 and 1982, will tentatively be housed at 17132 Laredo Vista Avenue Palmdale, Ca 93591 The residence has a Palmdale mailing address, but the house is actually located in the community of Lake Los Angeles.

    — in Palmdale, CA.

    • Julie
      October 27, 2013 at 3:08 am

      Interesting…what do psychiatrists say TODAY regarding ‘treatment’…is there treatment? What if TODAY we know there is no treatment, regardless of law back then? This would be new evidence…that there is NO treatment that would rehabilitate(hence a mental hospital for life)…articles state this repeat serial rapist has finished ‘treatment’ Mr. Antonivich-go with that in court…what does US Psychiatry say about this today…anyone? Hard to find info…but while searching came across this public opinion poll…..


  10. frank rizzo
    October 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    My friend William said he would not care if this guy lived next to him. I asked him if he was at all concerned and he stated this guy did his time and deserves another chance. I think my friend William is just plain crazy.

    • sikntired
      October 27, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Hmmm …. your friend William must think he could never be a victim but Mr Hubbart, being cooped up with violent men for so long, may have expanded his preferences to include men as well.
      Or he could be a sympathizer like Ms Egberts, surprised we haven’t heard from her.

  11. ron
    October 26, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    I hope people shoot up his house.

  12. Bob
    October 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    If this guy is released in the A.V. and law enforcement is required to closely monitor him, wouldn’t be better to have him housed in downtown Lancaster near Sheriff ‘s headquarters. Presumably, the burden would fall on them and it would seem the job of monitoring would be much easier than to have him housed about 20 miles from police headquarters in a neighborhood where the huge lots, isolation and lack of street lights might even provide more opportunity for him to re-offend.

    • G. Richards
      October 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      The mailing address of that house is in Palmdale, and Lake LA is physically closer to Palmdale, yet everyone wants Lancaster to do something about it.

      • Les
        October 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm

        Because the Lancaster station, not the Palmdale station, covers Lake LA.

        • G. Richards
          October 28, 2013 at 1:15 pm

          This is a LA County issue. What building a LA County Sheriff is dispatched from does not imply that city is responsible.

          • Bob
            October 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm

            L.A. County Sheriff’s office happens to be located in downtown Lancaster. It is a county issue. It does not make sense that this person would be relocated 20 miles or more from the police station that is responsible to monitor him.

          • sikntired
            October 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

            Perfect, put him on the Blvd, right near the sheriff’s station.

  13. NotKool!
    October 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Is Perris still our mayor? Why does the city of LA keep bringing the trash out here!

    • G. Richards
      October 28, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Wrong mayor, discuss it with Eric Garcetti.

  14. ron
    October 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Everybody bring your guns to the protest.

  15. ron
    October 26, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I hope a 1000 people show up on his door step with guns and run him out.

  16. dumbandblin
    October 26, 2013 at 10:48 am

    People stop whining and start exercising your 2nd Amendment rights ASAP so you’ll be able to effectively help clean up society when your life or your loved one’s lives are in danger from monsters like these.

  17. no perverts
    October 26, 2013 at 10:45 am

    This is all bad lake la would be a perfect place for this creep to do things to poor inesent woman its not fair that were going to have to be scared to come out of our homes because of this man, he need to stay in jail not be around suvillians

  18. Glenny
    October 26, 2013 at 10:34 am

    He’s been arrested three times – how many more women can we stand to be victimized not only by this man but by a criminal justice system that still sees rape as a less-than crime? It’s less than murder, yet lives are changed forever by it. In that sense, yes, lives are lost. Rape is a crime against everything that it is to be human. He has no sense of right or wrong, only a sense of self-need. It will cost us less in the long run to just keep him forever behind bars than to run the risk of him doing more harm to people and costing us $$ in trials. (throw away the key, too)

  19. October 26, 2013 at 9:41 am

    This is very disturbing being a women that lives in the AV. He should just stay in jail, there is no reason to let him out around normal people. He’s raped 40 woman….. He’s got a big problem HELLO!!!!!!!! Leave him to rot!

  20. 1love
    October 26, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Think if this sick bastered has not had no sex for years what’s the first thing is he going to be looking for.. he is not rehabilitated.. once a sicko always a sicko..

    • Julie
      October 27, 2013 at 2:49 am

      I’m a WOMAN in the AV and I don’t like this guy…..!!!!

  21. Bob
    October 26, 2013 at 8:05 am

    I don’t understand why everybody is so upset. I think the AV is the perfect place for these guys. After all, it’s a fact that we have on the average over 2000 parolees living in the AV, not to mention all the rotten, scumbag element that crowd attracts. Liberals love this guy that is why he is being set free to ruin some more peoples lives-it’s just the way it is and there is nothing we can do about it. The AV is on the way down, and as far as my family and I are concerned,,,, we are on the way OUT! Thank you Liberal Judges.

    • Jay
      October 26, 2013 at 12:31 pm

      I’m a liberal and I certainly do not like this guy. Stop politicizing this!

      • Bob
        October 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm

        FACT: It was a blazing liberal judge who released this scum bag!

        • Just Saying
          October 27, 2013 at 2:20 pm

          Provide a link to that, the one that includes the word “blazing”.

  22. The Truth
    October 26, 2013 at 7:48 am

    This is what your govt. thinks of you. A.V. is L.A.s dumping ground. Lets face it, you are not going to do anything about it. Keep whinning…it will get you nowhere.

  23. lyn
    October 26, 2013 at 1:42 am

    This is horrible news I come home to. When I looked up the address he will be 5 min away. Lake la would be heaven for him to continue his crimes..we have no street lights and law enforcement is hardley out here. Please we need to protest and email! I’m so outraged. We will not live in peace.

  24. Db
    October 26, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Everyone should organize a protest at the house since the address has been made public and get as much publicity as possible to not just get him from being able to move in but to PERMANENTLY get him LOCKED UP for the rest of his life like he deserves no other community should have to face this monster from being able to move near them either!….How do scum like this who have spent their whole life preying on innocent victims able to get out of prison and mental hospitals and have the means to support themselves!!!???….Is any of this being supported by the taxpayers of California…I hope not!? Where is Antonovich, McKeon, and Knight!?

    • no perverts
      October 26, 2013 at 10:47 am

      This is a good idea, I Agree 1000.\°

    • Tiredoftheirways
      October 26, 2013 at 11:23 am

      I hope this protest at the house really happens!!!
      Let me know the date and time…I for one will be there to let him know he is NOT wanted anywhere in the AV…

      October 27, 2013 at 12:05 am

      What’s the date and time? I’ll be there with my picket sign!

  25. Tim
    October 25, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    i had to move my family there last year (due to financial situation) had I’d known how bad lake la was i never would have. It is by far the worst place we’ve ever lived. police never patrol around there what makes you think their really going to keep an eye on this guy

  26. Bob
    October 25, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    Do any readers or possibly this paper know how the process works to relocate offenders like this guy? I can’t believe that this house was just advertised for rent and he answers the ad long distance and owner immediately is so impressed with his background that he agrees to rent him the house and even hold it for him until his release. What gives? or does the state maintain a file of landlords willing to rent to rapists??

  27. Letlow
    October 25, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I got a headache reading the summary of crimes (at the bottom of the article). This man has raped MORE THAN 100 WOMEN!!! According to the list, many of the crimes went uncharged. This is a travesty! This guy is a MONSTER!!!!! At this point, even castration won’t work, because he’ll just use an object. SMH!

    • sikntired
      October 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm

      Agreed, pass the Excedrin. Had to pull out the dictionary to look up some of his diagnoses, stuff even I never heard of.

  28. Lori
    October 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I agree with pretty much all of you. Let’s start contacting the judge and carpool down there!
    Wtf is Rex doing about this?! Where’s his interest in supporting the AV now?!

    • October 25, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      FB event has been created to organize carpooling and a plea has been sent to the LA County Board of Supervisors for Charter Buses.

    • Cary
      October 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      How is Rex more involved with Lake LA then Ledford? Take it up with LA County.

  29. Marie
    October 25, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I’m so tired of everyone dumping all their sick perverts and scum here. I think the disgusting waste of skin should live next door to the judge!!!

  30. sikntired
    October 25, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    per the link above,his diagnosis:

    klismaphilia-likes enemas

    frotteurism- gratified by rubbing up against (women)

    Who owns that house and agreed to rent to him? How can he afford to rent a home?
    Let me guess ,? sec 8.

  31. bigjoe
    October 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    The judge knows what’s up with chesters living in da hood. It’s all part of a bigger plan folks. The pit is already dug..LOL

  32. Jethro Pitlicker
    October 25, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Lake LA? Maybe he’ll be caught up in one of the weekly meth lab explosions.

    • Marie
      October 25, 2013 at 7:45 pm

      We can only hope.

    • Rebecca Winter
      October 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      I am a mother of two women and a grandmother of four granddaughters. We moved to Lake Los Angeles to give our family a better life. Christopher Hubbart is not welcome in our small town. Out here in Lake Los Angeles there are so many places that he can attack and leave his victims that could take a very long time for his victims to be found. How many times will he be released to repeat his actions? Since he is 62 now he may find it easier to go after our young children that can be defenseless rather than women who can possibly fight him off. Please protect our families and our neighborhood by not allowing this Rapist to move to Lake Los Angeles.

      What’s the protest date? I’ll be there!

  33. REALLY
    October 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I think if the judge, or the doctors feel he’s ok to be out in society, why don’t they just let him live next door to them. I’m sure they would feel perfectly safe with him.

    • diane
      October 25, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      I totally agree with you

    • Marie
      October 25, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      I agree,also.

  34. Dee
    October 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Why does the judge feel that he can just put him back into society and have him live in Palmdale. We DO NOT need this kind of person in our city. I agree that he should be kept behind bars, because once let out he will do the same thing again.

  35. Jodice
    October 25, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    The only way he should be released is if he gets castrated! He deserves the death penalty, not be ever free! Who in their right mind would let him out of prison after he has proven he cannot be rehabilitated!

  36. sikntired
    October 25, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    I’ll volunteer to monitor him.

    • 2nd amendment
      October 26, 2013 at 10:24 am

      Need a partner

      • sikntired
        October 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm

        Yeah,new kind of Neighborhood Watch .

    • Jay
      October 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      Im in!

  37. teri
    October 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    People in Lake L.A. are casting lots on who gets to castrate him. Our little desert community is not going to be a safe haven for this guy.

  38. sickofit
    October 25, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Really? WTH is going on with this stupid state?!!!!! Why is our Court System subjecting us to these sicko predators? Send this nutjob back to his city or origin when he was busted and stop polluting the AV with everyone else’s TRASH!

    • dumbandblind
      October 26, 2013 at 10:53 am

      .357=Dangerous Animal

  39. As
    October 25, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    This is so disturbing. I honestly don’t think sexual predators can ever be reformed, cured whatever. And to release him after so many years what do you think is the first thing he’s gonna do if he was getting it behind bars or in the mental hospital. I think whether it’s LA county or any county he is a risk and should be kept behind bars. He showed many times he would keep attacking. This is just disastrous.

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