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Disturbing Garrido Videos Released As Dugard Book Hits Stores

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS SF) – On the same day kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard’s memoir was released, new court documents and videos in connection with her disappearance were released Tuesday.

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson released the items, with Dugard’s consent, as her book “A Stolen Life” hit bookshelves.

The DA released several videos made by Phillip and Nancy Garrido, a map of Phillip’s Garrido’s South Lake Tahoe victims, a note written by Phillip Garrido and several pages of documents relating to Phillip Garrido’s earlier crimes.

Pierson said released the information to “highlight the gravity and severity of the mistakes made, and in hopes of improving the supervision and detection of sexual predators.”

According to a map of Garrido’s crimes, four of his previous victims had also been attacked in South Lake Tahoe.

The first known assault was a rape and kidnapping in Antioch on April 14, 1972.

That attack was followed by another rape and kidnapping on June 7, 1976, in South Lake Tahoe.

The next assault was on November 22, 1976, when Garrido attempted to rape and kidnap one woman and then raped and kidnapped a second woman, also in South Lake Tahoe.

That attack led to his conviction in federal court for kidnapping and in state court for rape. He was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison and five years to life in state prison.

He only served 11 years of that sentence, however, and was paroled in 1988.

On June 10, 1991, Garrido and his wife, Nancy Garrido, used a stun gun and forcibly kidnapped Dugard, then 11, as she walked to the school bus stop near her South Lake Tahoe home.

The couple took her to their home on Walnut Avenue just outside Antioch, where they held her captive for the next 18 years.

>> Photo Gallery: The Jaycee Dugard Kidnapping Case

During that time, Garrido repeatedly raped Dugard and she gave birth to two daughters fathered by him.

She wasn’t found until Aug. 4, 2009, despite numerous searches by state and federal parole agents.

Phillip and Nancy Garrido have since pleaded guilty to rape and kidnapping charges. They were sentenced in June to life in prison.

A statement released Tuesday by Pierson said that law enforcement investigators knew that Garrido had committed the previous assaults at the time that they were searching for Dugard, but somehow Garrido never became a suspect.

Pierson, along with Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Roseville, law enforcement leaders and victims’ rights organizations plan to discuss some of the unanswered questions in the case at a public meeting in Sacramento on Aug. 3.

Among those questions are how Garrido, a repeat kidnapper and rapist with a history of kidnapping and raping women and girls in the Lake Tahoe area, and who was a registered sex offender on federal parole, avoided becoming a suspect in Dugard’s abduction.

The group also plans to discuss how Garrido managed to keep Dugard hidden in his backyard for 18 years while he was on federal and state parole.

The meeting will be part of a joint effort by Pierson and Gaines to examine what went wrong in Dugard’s case and create new legislation and reforms to prevent those mistakes from being repeated.

The hearing will include analysis of the many shortcomings in federal and state parole supervision and shortcomings in the initial law enforcement investigation of the case.

In a report on the federal parole supervision of Garrido that was released Thursday, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts describes numerous failures by federal parole agents to adequately supervise Garrido.

According to the report, federal parole officers handled Garrido’s case for more than 10 years and, despite having classified him as “high risk,” they only visited his house 10 or 11 times.

In the three years after Dugard was kidnapped, Garrido’s parole officer only made one attempt to contact Garrido at his home, but Garrido cut the visit short, claiming he had to drive his wife to work. After that, all contact for the next three years took place at the probation office, the report states.

Garrido was only found to be in violation of his parole once, despite multiple drug tests showing that he was using methamphetamine, according to the report.

A report released in 2009 by California Inspector General David Shaw also found that after reviewing the state’s parole supervision of Garrido, state parole agents missed numerous opportunities to discover Dugard living in his backyard.

According to Pierson, state parole officers visited Garrido’s home 60 times over a 10-year period and failed to discover Dugard. They also failed to investigate clearly visible utility wires running from Garrido’s house to the backyard compound where Dugard was being held captive.

A video released Tuesday by Pierson shows a state parole agent searching Garrido’s house sometime between 2000 and 2007. During the brief search, which appears to have been taped by Nancy Garrido, the parole officer briefly glances into each room, but never goes in the backyard.

“If the system had worked the way it should have, Ms. Dugard and her two daughters would have been discovered merely 30 feet away,” Gaines said in a statement released Monday.

Another video released by Pierson’s office appears to have also been taken by Nancy Garrido. In the video she is pretending to tape Garrido while he plays guitar in a park, but is actually recording young children in a playground behind him.

Pierson’s office also released a psychological evaluation of Garrido that led to his parole being granted in 1988.

The clinical psychologist who examined him described him as “a young man of average intelligence” who had “deeply held religious and philosophical convictions”.

The report went on to say that that the likelihood that Garrido would re-offend was minimal and recommended him for parole.

The psychologist did, however, write that if Garrido were to regress back to criminal behavior, he would most likely signal it by starting to use drugs again.

In a letter Garrido wrote to the parole board, he claimed that drug use caused him to lose his “reasoning power.”

“Seven years of using made me fall from reality,” Garrido wrote to the parole board.

According to the report on Garrido’s federal parole supervision, his parole officer largely ignored his positive drug tests.

Information about the Aug. 3 meeting can be found at

Evidence From DA. (Quicktime required to view videos):
Video 1 (31.2 MB)
Video 2 (113 MB)
Video 3 (84.5 MB)
Map of Phillip Garrido’s South Lake Tahoe Victims
Chronological Record of Phillip Garrido’s Supervision 1988-1991
Phillip Garrido’s Certificate of Parole
Note Written By Phillip Garrido to Judge
Note Written By Jaycee When Police Asked Her Name
Phillip Garrido’s Original Mugshot

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  • asdf

    He escaped detection because society in general demonizes police, and are quick to side with criminals rather than the police who we all pay to protect us from the insane who live among us. We scream bloody murder when the police run directly into life-threatening situations when everyone else runs away from them, and admonish them if they end up injuring or killing those that would injure or kill any of us. Society isn’t “everybody else” – it’s all of us. And many of us are criminals. Thus, many of us really like having a weak and emasculated police force so we can all secretly do what it is we do. For Mr. Garrido, it was raping and kidnapping children.

    • Really?

      I don’t usually reply to comments, but your post is one of the craziest things I’ve ever read. When making a comparison attempting to link everyone in society with rapist kidnappers, leave out the “we” and speak for yourself.

      • G

        I dont usually respond to comments either but REALLY dont you see ASDF’s point?? He or she is saying that we as society think it’s the only the crazy people that we would never run into or are so different etc…….but really they are our priests , our next door neighbors, our teachers, our brothers. These people ARE among us and we need to realize the human race is capable of such horror. Look at OJ, look at Casey Anthony.

    • anonymous

      Please, if the cops and criminal system was doing their job he wound not be on the streets.

      He made fool of them for many years, now the over price cali prison system has him and we pay with our taxes to house him.

  • Dr. Death

    If you mess with kids, you should be thrown into the nearest ocean to become shark food!

  • Kelly

    Phillip Garrido deserves the death penalty for all the crimes he committed. Too bad California law does not have capital punishment. Garrido’s case is one case which no doubt the jurors will be very comfortable imposing against him.

    • myrna

      California law does have capital punishment…. just FYI. The court accepted a plea bargain to save the three girls from going through what would have been a very painful trial.

  • Egyptos

    The penalty for kiddnap should be 50 years imprisonment. The penalty for rape (with DNA evidence or eye witness) should be death at maximum. Once a person rapes a victim they should never be allowed to walk free in society ever again. It is not possible to “reform” a rapist.Once a person becomes a rapist they have abdicatedthe right to be considered human, to have freedom or to live on this earth among us.

  • Frances Assisi

    Well another Hooray for civil service. Parole agents oblivious and negligent for over 18 years – solution and promise not to allow this failure of duty again – any and all parole officers on the case – ok to keep job – but pensions revoked! or fired with no pension – either way hopefully civil service would step up – God willing but no guarantee – why should taxpayers continue to pay for blatant incompetence in addition to the usual incompetence – don’t agree – Check Sacramento Legislators – make the legislature a part time position!

  • LCL

    Every single one of those agents who visited that house and NEVER checked the backyard should be fired. I mean, it’s a no brainer, sex offender, tents, people reporting hearing children in the yard and they NEVER go back there? Lazy ass civil servants collecting a paycheck, hiding behind, were so over worked, we have too many cases! That doesn’t fly, when it’s this flipping obvious! Phil Garrido, a rapist who heard voices and spoke to God through a black box is SO charming that people just let him do whatever he wanted? Really? Tell that to the woman he raped in a storage facility for 8 hours! He is a violent sex offender and these parole officers or whatever, just forgot that? I can’t tell how infuriating it is to know that they were there 60 times and did nothing! I got fired once for using inappropriate language, but if you let a little girl be held hostage and raped for 18 years, nothing happens?

  • xyz

    I really hope phillip is put into the genral prison population at folsom or pelican bay. I hope they announce over the p.a. when he walks in what he did. Let the inmates use up his backside and he’ll find out what rape is all about. Did you here those screams? Oh don’t worry it’s just phil being filled.

  • Rchard

    A whole lot of agents need to be fired and no pensions.
    Also the Contra Costa County sheriff should be fired and NO pension.

  • Ted

    Treat white criminals like black criminals and this guy would still be in jail. Until there is equality in the court systems these white pedophiles will continue to terrorize our wives, daughters and sons. If you think I’m lying, when have you ever heard a black person doing something like this twice. ZERO. Black people receive twice the sentence and are denied parole by at least that margin. Let revisit this again when the next white criminal gets off with another hand slap.

    • Rosanna

      Exactly. He should have been put in prison FOREVER. Why did being “white” have anything to do with him being releasd early?

  • Hun

    I can NEER read things about this digusting person. It creeps me out in a way I have never felt before. Especially when I see a picture of this creep. He’s to creepy to even think about.

  • jon c

    Filming little kids at a park. Horrifying and disgusting. What I don’t get is what do these hags like Nancy get out of this? Honey, what do you want to do tonight? Go to a movie or kidnap a child to use for sex. Be vigilant watching your kids. It might be one in a million, but those odds are too high for me.

  • suetiggers

    I understand that many people have gut intense reactions to these cases. But, if ever a case proved the sex offender laws don’t work, this one is it !!
    The typical knee-jerk reaction to a statement like that is, “Make the laws stricter”; but that would only worsen an already terrible situation. What needs to happen is States need to stop using cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all criteria when classifying sex offenders. The ‘Romeo & Juliet’ cases should automatically be exempt from the registry. Actual repeat offenders, those that have actually committed sex crimes against multiple victims, should be the focus of the registry as they are the ones that actually may pose a threat to the public – but those kind of offenders are only a small fraction of the whole.
    On the other hand, there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that the registry has prevented even one sex assault; as such, why are we over-tasking our police force with such non-productive duties? Why are our taxes being spent on the registry when it doesn’t work? Simply put, so that the politicians can make it appear that they are “tough on crime”. The only thing the registry does is create a nice, up to date ‘hit list’ for the unstable vigilantes out there.”
    The VERY BLOATED registry helps hide the truly dangerous and is a living nightmare for men, mostly who made a mistake but are NOT DANGEROUS and are lumped together with people like Garrido. We need SMART sex offender laws, not what we have now.

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