LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A convicted serial rapist has moved into an unincorporated area near Palmdale, authorities said Wednesday.

Christopher Evans Hubbart, known as the “Pillowcase Rapist” who admitted raping 40 women between 1971 and 1982, was released from Coalinga State Hospital despite impassioned pleas from residents and elected officials.

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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, seen here in an undated photo, admitted to raping nearly 40 women between 1971 and 1982, according to the District Attorney's office. (credit: CBS)

Christopher Hubbart, seen here in an undated photo, admitted to raping nearly 40 women between 1971 and 1982, according to the District Attorney’s office. (credit: CBS)

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Lacey said then that “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.

People who live near Hubbart’s new home have protested the move for months, saying they don’t believe Hubbart is capable of rehabilitation.

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