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The Last: Rapist arrested because of ‘distorted thinking’

FILE – This undated law enforcement booking file photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2014, let Christopher Hubbart. Hubbart, a notorious serial rapist who muffled victims ‘ screams with a pillowcase had his freedom revoked Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, and was ordered back to the California state mental hospital for violating the terms of his release, the prosecutor said. (Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department via AP, File)

(Associated Press)

LOS ANGELES – The Latest on a court to be a notorious California serial rapist back to a state mental hospital for violating the terms of his release (all times are local):

4:50 pm

A judge has ordered a notorious California serial rapist back to a state mental hospital because of concerns by therapists about the man’s fantasies.

Judge Richard Loftus wrote on Thursday that the treatment supervisors felt Christopher Hubbart had not come to terms with his ‘ distorted thinking.”

Loftus says therapists find Hubbart failed five polygraphs, attempted to mislead the examiner and the commencement of the tests.

Los Angeles-prosecutors say Hubbart was recommitted to Coalinga State Hospital for at least a year.

Hubbart has acknowledged sexually assaulting at least 40 women between 1971 and 1982.

His release in 2014 was protested by women who picketed outside his house and he is threatened with death.

The judge says that the actions and repeated efforts by prosecutors to revoke his release undermined his treatment.

Hubbart’s lawyer had no immediate comment.

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1:02 pm

A judge has ordered a notorious serial rapist who subdued the victim screams with a pillow case back to a California state mental hospital because he violated the conditions of his release.

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Friday that a judge in Northern California revoked the conditional release of Christopher Hubbart.

Lacey says the judge recommitted Hubbart to Coalinga State Hospital for at least a year.

Lacey says the 65-year-old who raped dozens of women between 1971 and 1982 and continues to be a danger and needs additional treatment.

Hubbart was taken into custody at his Los Angeles County residence in August after a failed five polygraph test.

Hubbart’s release in 2014 was widely criticized, and protesters are routinely demonstrated outside his house in a sparsely populated desert area.

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