LAKE LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A group of motorcycle riders held a rally outside the home of a recently-released serial rapist near Palmdale.
A flyer went out inviting bikers and community residents to join the protest at 10 a.m. Saturday on 20315 East Avenue R in Lake Los Angeles.
Christopher Evans Hubbart, known as the "Pillowcase Rapist," has admitted to raping nearly 40 women between 1971 and 1982, according to the District Attorney's office.
He was released from Coalinga State Hospital Wednesday despite impassioned pleas from residents and elected officials.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Supervisor Mike Antonovich were among those balking at Hubbart's release.
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 earlier this week.
"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.
Pillowcase Rapist Released To Home Near Palmdale
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