By Lake Los Angeles resident Nichole Stone
My name is Nichole Stone and I am a resident of the 17000 block of Laredo Vista Avenue, exactly two doors down from where the California court system wishes to place serial rapist Christopher Hubbart.
I am only 20 years old and am now beginning to feel this nightmare unraveling in the place I call home.
My safety zone would become my worst nightmare if they place Christopher Hubbart so close to me. The fear not only is with myself, but all those who also live in the neighborhood and community.
How is this fair? Where is our justice? How can you make us fear the worst in the place we loved the most?
I felt like there was nothing to do except wait and watch. Watch my home become the place where media takes over and we lose our sense of stability. Where the kids that played outside would be called in for fear that something might happen. Where the women at home while their husbands work would lose their sense of security. Even the families who had once made home here, leave because of concern for the safety of their family. Then I thought, no family should ever be forced out of their home because of one decision by one judge.
Then I also thought about the victims, and their peace of mind. Is this decision fair to those of the lives he once destroyed?
My concerns are a few: What will happen to this place I know as home? The families? The sense of security? What would we do? If we had to relocate, where would we go? What would happen to this small town and all those who reside in it? What about the victims he has hurt before? And what about the new one it would take to show the system this was a mistake?
I decided to take a stand. Start a protest where not only will you hear me voice my opinion, but the opinions of those around me as well.
This is only the beginning. We may be a small town but together we are a family who has something to say.
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Nichole Stone has created the Keep Christopher Hubbart out of Lake Los Angeles Facebook page, a movement to fight the court’s decision to relocate Hubbart to Lake Los Angeles.
The group is hosting a protest, which starts at 5 p.m., Saturday, November 2, at Stephen Sorensen Park, located at 16801 East Avenue P in Lake Los Angeles. They’re encouraging the entire Antelope Valley community to attend the protest. For more information on the “Keep Christopher Hubbart out of Lake Los Angeles” movement, visit and “Like” the group’s Facebook page at facebook.com/keephubbartout.
Hubbart was nicknamed 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 be relocated to 17132 Laredo Vista Avenue as early as December.View a complete timeline of Hubbart’s criminal past here.
Lake LA residence withdrawn
Editor’s Update 11/1/13: Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey confirmed today that the property owner of the Lake Los Angeles residence that was slated to house convicted serial rapist Christopher Hubbart has withdrawn the property from consideration.
However, the protest is still on for 5 p.m., Saturday, November 2, at Stephen Sorensen Park. Organizers say Hubbart may be out of that house, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of the Antelope Valley.