Crime & Justice

California high court allows convicted serial rapist Christopher Hubbart's release

The California Supreme Court building.
The California Supreme Court building.
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The California Supreme Court has denied Los Angeles County's appeal to stop the release of sexually violent predator Christopher Hubbart.

The state's high court denied the appeal Wednesday. That means 62-year-old Hubbart, a convicted serial rapist, will be released as soon as housing is found.

A Santa Clara County Superior Court granted Hubbart's conditional release in May.

L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said she's exhausted all legal avenues to stop Hubbart's release and will focus on working to ensure his release terms are strictly enforced.

Release terms require a GPS ankle bracelet, continued treatment, a curfew, random searches and seizures, drug tests and polygraphs.

Hubbart admitted to raping and sexually assaulting 38 women in California between 1971 and 1982.