The Dec. 4 public hearing to consider comments regarding the proposed release of serial rapist Christopher Hubbart to Lake Los Angeles has been canceled, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Gilbert Brown canceled the public hearing after the owner of the Lake Los Angeles residence that was slated to house Hubbart withdrew the property from consideration.
The court will not take live testimony from any member of the public at that time. However, the public comments submitted to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office via email and/or written correspondence will be delivered to the court on that date.
Hubbart, who admitted to raping approximately 40 women between 1971 and 1982, was called the “Pillowcase Rapist” because he muffled his victim’s screams with a pillowcase over their heads. View a detailed timeline of Hubbart’s criminal, social, and legal history here.
Late last month, Judge Brown announced that Hubbart could potentially live at 17132 Laredo Vista Avenue when he was conditionally released, which could be as early as December.
The announcement set off panic and outrage in the Antelope Valley community.
Lake Los Angeles residents created the “Keep Christopher Hubbart out of Lake Los Angeles” Facebook page and staged several protests to oppose the judge’s decision.
On Nov. 1, District Attorney Jackie Lacey confirmed that the property owner of the Lake Los Angeles residence that was slated to house Hubbart had withdrawn the property from consideration.
There currently is no release location proposed for Hubbart, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
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