Landlord Won't Rent House to "Pillowcase Rapist"

Christopher Hubbard was scheduled to be released into Lake Los Angeles.

By Kyler Jae
|  Friday, Nov 1, 2013  |  Updated 2:31 PM PDT
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Neighbors Say They'll Move If Rapist Is Released

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Chris Hubbart, the "Pillowcase Rapist."

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Lake LA Residents Fight Against Rapist's Release Into Neighborhood

Angry over the possibility of living near the "Pillowcase Rapist" -- who admitted to raping more than three dozen women, residents of Lake Los Angeles banned together Tuesday night to find loopholes in the law that could keep him from moving in. Thousands have signed petitions against the man possible move upon his pending release from prison. Gadi Schwartz reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013.

Neighbors Say They'll Move If Rapist Is Released

A judge's tentative ruling Friday that the Pillowcase Rapist can be released to the Palmdale area will be followed by a 45-day period during which local municipalities can file complaints. Kim Baldonado reports from Lake Los Angeles for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2013.
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In another signal that a serial rapist was not welcome in a high desert community north of Los Angeles, a homeowner has rescinded an offer to rent out his home to a 62-year-old convicted serial rapist, officials said on Friday.

Christopher Hubbard, the so-called "Pillowcase Rapist," who's admitted to raping at least 38 women in California between 1971 and 1982, was set to rent a home in Lake Los Angeles after his expected release from custody in December, officials said.

A Santa Clara judge said Oct. 25 that Hubbard might be able to live in Lake Los Angeles after his release.

But the owner of the home rescinded the offer after residents complained that his arrival in their neighborhood would be bad. Community members wrote more than 100 letters and collected more than 1,000 petition signatures to keep him out.

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