Christopher Evans Hubbart: A Look Back at the ‘Pillowcase Rapist’

Nov. 8, 1972, Christopher Evans Hubbart

Nov. 8, 1972: The Pasadena Star-News reports the arrest of Christopher Evans Hubbart, 21, of 415 Baseline Ave., on suspicion of committing 23 rapes in the San Gabriel Valley.


With the release of Christopher Evans Hubbart, the so-called “Pillowcase Rapist” (a nickname also given to Reginald Muldrew), I thought I would pull together some of his early history.

On Nov 9, 1972, Hubbart was indicted on 11 counts of burglary, six counts of rape, three counts of sodomy and one count of assault with intent to commit rape.

The rapes occurred in Glendora, Hacienda Heights, La Verne, Pomona, Rowland Heights and Walnut. All of the victims were married women in their 20s who were assaulted in the early morning while their husbands were at work, according to the Associated Press.  Hubbart routinely threatened to harm the women’s children if they resisted, according to April 14, 1973, Pasadena Star-News.

Dec. 16, 1991, a look at Washington’s sexual predator law.

A March 17, 1994, Times story by Vicki Torres reports that Claremont residents sought to bar Hubbart’s release. The story also includes a detailed timeline of Hubbart’s record.

A Nov. 23, 1994, Times story by Renee Tawa examines conflicting psychological reports about Hubbart.

July 19, 1996, Times reporter Anna Cekola writes about the constitutionality of California’s sexual predator law, which allowed Hubbart to be confined after serving his sentence.

July 11, 2014, Hubbart’s release to a home in the desert near Palmdale is tightly restricted, writes Tami Abdollah of the Associated Press.

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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