The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that serial rapist Christopher Evans Hubbart was released Wednesday, July 9 and placed in a residence at 20315 East Avenue R, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.
Hubbart was released from state custody during the morning hours and transported to Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, where he completed his mandated registration as a sex offender, according to Sheriff’s officials.
Following his registration, Hubbart was then transported by the private firm responsible for his supervision (Liberty Health) to his court-ordered placement home.
The area where Hubbart was released (20315 East Avenue R) is policed by the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, and Hubbart will be under constant supervision for a period of several weeks to months, Sheriff’s officials said.
Hubbart admitted to raping approximately 40 women between 1971 and 1982. He was called 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.
Since being designated as a sexually violent predator in Santa Clara County in 1996, Hubbart has remained in the custody of the Department of State Hospitals.
His release will be monitored by the Liberty Conditional Release Program, which contracts with the state to place and supervise sexually violent predators.
Under the terms of his release, Hubbart will be required to wear a GPS ankle monitor for 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
He will be transported to group and individual therapy sessions twice a week. For the first six months to a year after his release, a Liberty supervisor will accompany him every time he goes out in public.
To address community concerns about Hubbart’s release, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is responding to frequently asked questions on its website.
To learn more about the conditional release of sexually violent predators in Los Angeles County, visit http://da.lacounty.gov/LACSVP.htm.
Palmdale City Councilman: “He has no business being here!”
Nearly two dozen angry residents gathered outside Hubbart’s new home Wednesday afternoon.
“Shame on you! Shame on you!” the crowd chanted as security entered the gate at 20315 East Avenue R. Palmdale City Councilmember Tom Lackey was there, and he explained the reasons behind the protest.
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