Christopher Hubbart, who admitted to raping approximately 40 women, could potentially live in the Palmdale area when he is conditionally released, a Santa Clara County judge announced Friday.
The serial rapist may be housed at 20315 East Avenue R, Judge Gilbert Brown said in court. There is no date scheduled for Hubbart’s release, but a public hearing on his proposed residence will be held next month in San Jose, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
“I will continue to oppose Hubbart’s release. My top priority is to protect our community,” District Attorney Jackie Lacey said. “If Hubbart is housed in Los Angeles County, my office will work with law enforcement to make sure that he is closely monitored at all times and that all terms and conditions of his release are strictly enforced.”
This is the second Antelope Valley location that has been considered for Hubbart. In November, the owner of a Lake Los Angeles residence withdrew his property from consideration, amid public outcry. Read more here.
Hubbart, 63, was nicknamed the “Pillowcase Rapist” because he muffled his victims’ screams with a pillowcase over their heads. View a timeline of Hubbart’s criminal, social, and legal history here.
Judge Brown will hold a public hearing on May 21, 2014, in San Jose on Hubbart’s proposed residence.
How to oppose the ‘Pillowcase Rapist’ release to Palmdale
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has been designated as the point of contact for all written public comments regarding Hubbart’s proposed release to unincorporated Palmdale.
The public has until May 16 to submit written public comments to Judge Brown by email to HubbartLASafetyTaskForce@da.lacounty.gov or by writing to:
Hubbart L.A. Safety Task Force
c/o Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office
Sex Crimes Division
320 West Temple Street, Room 777
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(Information via press release from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.]
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