Pervert charged with abducting 11 year old and raping her for 18 years

NY Times:

A woman kidnapped as an 11-year-old in 1991 was reunited with her family on Thursday after police here arrested her alleged abductors and discovered a hidden compound where she had apparently kept against her will for nearly two decades.

The woman, Jaycee Dugard, was dragged into a car on her way to the bus stop 18 years ago as her step-father watched helplessly from the family home in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. The police could find no trace of the car, or Ms. Dugard, a blonde haired, blue-eyed girl last seen wearing a pink windbreaker and pink stretch pants.

On Wednesday, the police arrested Phillip C. Garrido and his wife, Nancy, and charged them with Ms. Dugard’s abduction.

Mr. Garrido, a convicted sex offender who was on federal parole for a 1971 rape and kidnapping, was also charged with rape, lewd and lascivious acts, and sexual penetration with a child under 14. The police said that he had apparently fathered two girls — now 11 and 15 — with Ms. Dugard.

Ms. Dugard, now 29, and her two children had apparently lived since her abduction in a collection of ragged tents and primitive lean-tos secreted behind the Garridos’ home, a small ranch house in a ramshackle neighborhood in an unincorporated area outside Antioch, a Bay Area suburb of 100,000.

“None have ever gone to school, none have ever gone to a doctor,” said Fred Kollar, the undersheriff for El Dorado County, in an afternoon press conference. “They were kept in complete isolation.”

The break in the case came on Tuesday afternoon when a University of California, Berkeley, police officer noticed Mr. Garrido trying to hand out religious literature on the campus and asked him for identification. A check of police data bases revealed that Mr. Garrido, 58, was on parole.

On Wednesday, Mr. Garrido was called to a parole office in Concord, about 35 miles east of San Francisco, for a meeting with his case officer. At that meeting, according to Mr. Kollar, Mr. Garrido brought the two children, as well as his wife and Ms. Dugard, who was using the pseudonym Allissa.

Mr. Kollar said the parole officer, who had visited the Garridos’ home on numerous occasions, never seen “Allissa” or the children and was suspicious. At some point in the interview on Wednesday, Ms. Dugard apparently told the parole agent her true identity, and both she and the Garridos’ revealed information known “only by the victim and kidnappers.” The Garridos’ were subsequently arrested and and will be arraigned on Friday.

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This story is similar to the Austrian sex slave stories. It is surprising he could get away with it for so long in this country and it is also surprising that he would be caught in a parole interview. I hope this young woman and her two daughters can finally find some peace. Her mother and step father have to have a sense of release also.

Garridos sounds like someone who should never have been released from prison. You also have to wonder what kind of woman could be married to him while he kept a young sex slave out back in the woods.

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  1. NAW, THATS JUST SICK, IF A WIFE WILL LET HER HUSBAND KIDNAP A CHILD AND HAVE HER HIDE IN THE BKYARD FOR 2 DECADES, AND THEN HAVE SEX AND FATHER CHILDREN WITH A CHILD IS PLUM DISGUSTING!!!! THEY BOTH R DISGUSTING INDIVIDUALS!!! Ms. DUGARD DIDNT DESERVE ANY OF THAT SHE DID NOT ASK TO B PUT IN THIS WORLD FOR TWO GROWN ADULTS TO KIDNAP AND FATHER CHILDREN WITH HER WHEN SHE WAS JUST A CHILD HERSELF!!!! GOD DONT LIKE UGLY AND UGLY IS EXACTLLY WHAT THEY R!!!! THEY WILL REAP WAT THEY SOW!!!!

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