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Release Of 'Pillowcase Rapist' From Mental Hospital Delayed 2 Weeks

LOS ANGELES (  —  The release of Christopher Hubbart, the violent sexual predator known as "The Pillowcase Rapist," that was scheduled for Monday has been delayed.

Hubbart has admitted to raping dozens of women and is suspected of raping 100 more.

He was scheduled to be released Monday from Coalinga State Hospital, a mental facility where he's been housed since 1996, and sent to live in a home on Avenue R in Lake Los Angeles, northeast of Palmdale.

Hubbart's release date was pushed back about two weeks.

CBS2's Juan Fernandez reports the release date was delayed because of an unidentified and undisclosed viral outbreak at the hospital.

People who live near Hubbart's soon-to-be home have demonstrated for months that he would become a neighbor.

The demonstrators have said they don't believe Hubbart is capable of rehabilitation, and they point to his history as evidence.

Before 1996, Hubbart served prison time for raping 40 women from 1971 to 1982.

He was released but then attacked more women.

Hubbart served more prison time and was released again.

But Fernandez reports Hubbart attacked more women after his release. It was then he was sent to the mental facility.

Hubbart's new release date, according to the LA County District Attorney's Office, is set for July 21.

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