Jaycee Kidnap: Phillip Garrido Gets 431 Years
4:05am UK, Friday June 03, 2011
Phillip Garrido has been sentenced to a total of 431 years in jail for his role in the kidnap and sex assault of Jaycee Lee Dugard.
The 60-year-old's wife Nancy has been jailed for life, with a minimum of 36 years.
The couple kidnapped Jaycee in 1991 when she was just 11-years old outside her home in South Lake Tahoe, California, and kept her captive for almost two decades.
Garrido, already a parolled sex offender, fathered two children with Jaycee, and pleaded guilty when she was freed in August 2009.
Jaycee Dugard's statement in court to Phillip Garrido
Everything you have ever done to me has been wrong and someday I hope you can see that. I hated every second of every day of 18 years because of you and the sexual perversion you forced on me.
He kidnapped Jaycee only three years after he was released from prison, where he served only 11 years of a 50-year sentence for a rape.
His wife was jailed for between 36 years and life, after a plea bargain with prosecutors and her lawyer, Stephen Tapson, read a statement to the court on her behalf.
He said his client acknowledging that "what she did was evil" that she was sorry and that "words are not enough".
Jaycee's ordeal in captivity with Garrido and his wife came to light when she was freed almost two years ago, 18 years after she was snatched while walking to a school bus stop.
Nancy Garrido's lawyer is quizzed by the media follow his client`s sentence
The Garridos were indicted in October on 18 charges including three counts of kidnapping, six of rape and seven of forced lewd acts upon a child.
They also faced charges of false imprisonment and one count of possession or control of child pornography.
In a deal with prosecutors agreed in April, he pleaded guilty to counts including kidnap, kidnap for the purpose of sex, forcible rape and forcible lewd acts.
And his wife pleaded guilty to kidnap and rape. Both have waived their right to appeal and the state of California has paid Jaycee $20 million in compensation for her suffering.
Jaycee Dugard was 11-years old when she was kidnapped
Jaycee was found alive nearly two years ago in the secret backyard compound of Garrido's home in Antioch, east of San Francisco, where he had imprisoned her.
Since being freed, she has been living at a secret location with her family including her two daughters by Garrido, now 13 and 16.
Though she was not at court, Jaycee's mother read out a statement from the now-31-year-old, which read: "Phillip Garrido, you are wrong.
"I could never say that to you before, but I have the freedom now. Everything you have ever done to me has been wrong and someday I hope you can see that.
"You always justified everything to suit yourself, but the reality is and always has been that to make someone else suffer for your inability to control yourself.
"And for you Nancy, to facilitate his behavior and trick young girls for his pleasure is evil.
"I hated every second of every day of 18 years because of you and the sexual perversion you forced on me.
"I have wonderful friends and family around me. Something you can never take from me again. You do not matter any more."
More background on Jaycee