Outrage: Judge Orders ‘Pillowcase Rapist’ Who Attacked 40 Women Released Into Residential Community
A man known as the “pillowcase rapist” who has been in a mental institution for the last two decades after admitting to raping at least 38 women and as many as 108 is set to be released in July into a residential community in Los Angeles.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Gilbert Brown has ordered 62-year-old Christopher Hubbart to be released and live in a small rental house near Lake Los Angeles. The decision came despite two days of residents, some who drove 350 miles, protesting the decision.
Hubbart has admitted to raping “about” 40 women between 1971 and 1982. He was sentenced to just 16 years in prison and was paroled after just eight years in 1990.
After raping another woman just two months after his release, Hubbart was imprisoned once again until 1996.
Hubbart reportedly told authorities that another 70 of his rapes went unreported. After his prison term ended, he was labeled a “sexually violent predator” and sent to a state mental institution.
Now, Hubbart will return to civilization, despite his gruesome past, where he will be surrounded by women and children.
County Supervisor Michael Antonovich said his release is “an unconscionable threat to public safety.”
Palmdale Mayor James Ledford said “it’s very disappointing, very disappointing that this guy with this kind of record would be put into any community.” Ledford vowed to fight the order.
An angry resident, Bart Stone, said “I have a daughter, so this isn’t going to work for me.” Stone pointed to a school bus stop about 100 feet down the street and shouted “that’s where children get off.”
Although the home meets state restrictions for where sex offenders may reside, the home is just a few miles from two schools and 2,200 feet from a local park. While he’s far enough from schools and parks, there are children in the neighborhood.
Markeisha Brooks said “a lot of children live around here… he’s a rapist and he can do it again.”
Antonovich adds “his past behavior is not a one-time occurrence where he made a mistake. We’re talking over and over again.”