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Serial rapist's search for housing underscores challenges of release
Serial rapist's search for housing underscores challenges of release

Ending a 13-month ordeal to reintroduce him to society, a man who admitted sexually assaulting more than 40 women over about 12 years is scheduled to move this month into a small, white house in the blustery desert east of Palmdale. On a dirt road near Palmdale Boulevard, the isolated 800-square-foot house is surrounded by more snake holes than trees and there is barely a footprint in the soft sand. Serial rapist Christopher Hubbart's move there from a mental health hospital in Coalinga came after Santa Clara County Judge Gilbert Brown found in May that the so-called pillowcase rapist no longer posed a risk of committing more offenses and could be released with a GPS bracelet to his...

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