Residents near Palmdale California aren’t feeling very comfortable with the fact that the Pillowcase Rapist will be released from prison, and living in their neighborhood. Christopher Evans Hubbart, now a 63 year old parolee, admitted to assaulting and raping at least 40 women in California during the 1970’s and 80’s. He has since served a long time in the care of the Justice System, and has ordered to be released on Friday from a state mental hospital and sent to his new address near Palmdale California.
Pillowcase Rapist Being Released From California Prison Despite Assaulting 40 Women
Hubbart will wear an ankle braclet while living on his own, but that still doesn’t make his neighbors feel any better about the situation. Many residents had written letters and gathered petitions to attempt to get the judges to not allow a convicted serial rapist to live near their homes. Hubbart was originally convicted of raping multiple women near Los Angeles in the 1970’s but was later released near San Francisco where he continued to attack more women before being caught again. Then in the 1990’s he had reached parole again and was caught attempting to assault another woman. His past history has many residents worried that he would do the same thing in their town once released.
Only time will tell if the past 30-plus years of confinement and treatment have turned Christopher Evans Hubbart into a different man. He is not as spry of a young man as he once was in his 20’s and 30’s (when he committed his acts), and the state of California seems to think that he is a changed man. This is definitely not the first time that he has been released, but will hopefully be the last.
During Hubbart’s crime sprees, he had a known history of searching for houses where married women were left at home alone in the mornings. His motive was to scout out houses where the husbands had left for work but forgot to close the garage doors. This typically left the door from the garage to the house unlocked and easy to enter. He would surprise and then overtake the women, usually still in their beds sleeping. During his brutal assaults he would cover the women’s faces with a pillow so that their screaming did not alert the neighbors as easily. While effective, his methods made him easier to link to all of the related rape cases which he later admitted to.
Pillowcase Rapist Being Released From California Prison Despite Assaulting 40 Women.