LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Supervisor Kathryn Barger applauded today’s decision by Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Richard Loftus to revoke convicted serial rapist Christopher Hubbart’s conditional release.
“Hopefully, now we can close the final chapter of this dark saga and our Antelope Valley constituents can breathe a collective sigh of relief knowing this dangerous criminal is behind bars,” Supervisor Barger said. “I applaud the judge’s ruling and commend Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and her office for their efforts to protect the community from this predator.”
Hubbart is a violent rapist believed to have assaulted as many as 40 women in a 10-year period. He has admitted to raping 26 women in the Los Angeles area in the early 1970’s and an additional 15 women in the San Francisco Bay area in the early 1980’s. His parole was revoked numerous times due to assaulting women, his mental condition, and his threat to public safety. He was designated a sexually violent predator in 1996 and had been in the custody of the Department of State Hospitals until May 2014 when a judge ordered his release.