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May 23, 2014: Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s Statement on the Release of Christopher Hubbart

Contact: 
Jane Robison, Assistant Media Chief
(213) 257-2000

I am extremely disappointed with the court's decision to release serial rapist Christopher Hubbart into Los Angeles County. We took every legal action at our disposal to try to stop his return to our community.

Now, we are preparing for his arrival. There are many safety precautions in place. For example, he will wear a GPS monitor 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are many more safeguards in place but they must remain confidential.

In addition, I am committing the full resources of my office to assist law enforcement personnel. We will do everything within our authority to protect the residents of Los Angeles County from this dangerous predator.

As you know, this has been a frustrating process. We must change the way these cases go through the court system. I have asked state lawmakers to require courts to give the residents of counties receiving sexually violent predators a voice early in the judicial process.

Just today, our legislation unanimously passed the Assembly. We are hopeful that these changes will enable us to better protect the public in these cases.

Click on the link below to view the legislation, AB1607:

http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1607