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Pillowcase Rapist Released From Prison

Tue., Dec. 5, 1995

The Pillowcase Rapist, linked to 200 sex crimes in Southern California in the 1970s, was released from prison Monday even though officials still consider him dangerous.

Reginald Muldrew, 47, took a commercial flight to Las Vegas where he told police he planned to stay for only one night.

Muldrew, who earned his nickname because he put pillowcases over his victims’ heads to conceal his identity, completed his prison term and two six-month extensions for psychiatric evaluations, said Department of Corrections spokeswoman Christine May.

“He suffers from a mental disorder which makes him a danger to others. But he has served his maximum time in prison. Today he must be released.”

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