A Santa Clara judge on Friday chose Lake Los Angeles as the tentative location where Christopher Hubbart, the so-called Pillowcase Rapist, will live once he is released from Coalinga State Hospital.
Hubbart’s new address in the 17000 block of Laredo Vista Drive (map) is compliant with Jessica’s Law conditions, according to Santa Clara County Court spokesman Joseph Macalusco.
Judge Gilbert Brown will re-review the decision at a hearing on Dec. 4, after the public has had a chance to comment on the ruling, Macalusco said.
The California Supreme Court denied a bid to keep Hubbart in a mental hospital back in August.
The justices rejected a request by District Attorney Jackie Lacey for a new hearing on whether the 62-year-old serial rapist should be released in Santa Clara County, where he committed his most recent crimes, rather than Los Angeles, according to the L.A. Times.
Lacey released a statement announcing her office was “committed to working with our law enforcement partners to ensure that all terms and conditions of Hubbart’s release from custody are strictly enforced.”
Hubbart admitted sexually assaulting more than three dozen women in California between 1971 and 1982.
He was released from prison several times in the past, but was eventually sent back to prison after assaulting more women.
In 1996, Hubbart was declared a “sexually violent predator” and committed to a state hospital for treatment.
Nearly two decades later a Santa Clara County judge ruled in May that Hubbart was eligible for release and ordered him relocated to Los Angeles County.
The exact date of Hubbart’s release was not announced.
It was initially reported that he would be released in the city of Palmdale, but authorities later said that the home was in unincorporated Lake Los Angeles.
Once released, Hubbart must wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, report his movements and submit to regular lie detector and other tests, according to the L.A. Times.
Public responses to the decision can be sent to the L.A. District Attorney’s Office, Lacey said Friday, adding that she wanted residents to “have ample opportunity to share their feelings on locating Hubbart in Lake Los Angeles.”
Until Nov. 29, the public can submit written comments to by emailing HubbartLASafetyTaskForce@da.lacounty.gov.
Comments can also be mailed to this address:
Hubbart L.A. Safety Task Force
c/o District Attorney’s Office Sex Crimes Division
320 West Temple Street, Room 777
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Members of the public can also address Judge Brown directly at the Dec. 4 hearing at Santa Clara County Court, Lacey’s office confirmed.
L.A. Times contributed to this report.