LAKE LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Activists gathered for a second day Thursday outside a Lake Los Angeles home to protest the release of a serial rapist.
Christopher Evans Hubbart, known as the “Pillowcase Rapist” who admitted raping 40 women between 1971 and 1982, was released from Coalinga State Hospital Wednesday despite impassioned pleas from residents and elected officials.
“You don’t belong here. You are a threat to public safety,” a protester said. “It was a mistake to release you.”
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Supervisor Mike Antonovich were among those balking at Hubbart’s release to a home at 20315 East Avenue R.
Christopher Hubbart admitted to raping nearly 40 women between 1971 and 1982, according to the District Attorney’s office.
Lacey said “many safety precautions” will be in place, including a requirement that Hubbart wear a GPS ankle monitor 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He will also be chaperoned in public for the next six months to a year.
“That’s a smoke screen. I think they are falsely underestimating his powers and his ability,” protester Debra Hill said.
“Being a rape victim myself and raising four little girls, . . . it’s uncomfortable to know that he’s going to be living this close to me and my kids,” Misty Vivirito added.
The LA County Sheriff’s Department has released a Sexually Violent Predator Alert on Hubbart, who is now a registered sex offender.
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