Jaycee Dugard

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Court: Jaycee Dugard Can't Sue Feds Over Parole Officers' Blunders

'While our hearts are with Ms. Dugard, the law is not'

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped as an 11-year-old and held captive for 18 horrifying years by a man who was supposed to be supervised by parole officials because of a conviction for another kidnapping. A federal court, however, has ruled that no matter how badly parole officers may have bungled... More »

Court Rejects Jaycee Dugard's Suit Against Feds

Court: She was not an identifiable victim when captor was given parole

(Newser) - A US appeals court has dismissed Jaycee Dugard's lawsuit alleging the federal government failed to properly monitor her captor while he was on parole before her abduction. Phillip Garrido was on parole for kidnapping and forcible rape when he and his wife, Nancy, abducted 11-year-old Dugard in 1991 and... More »

Jaycee Dugard's Next Book Will Delve Into Her New Life

New memoir is coming out July 12

(Newser) - After writing a best-seller about her 18 years in captivity, Jaycee Lee Dugard is working on a book about the joys and challenges that followed. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that it has acquired Dugard's Freedom: My Book of Firsts, scheduled for release July 12. The book will focus... More »

Man Pleads Guilty in Jaycee Dugard-Like Case

Raul Ochoa to get 22 years in state prison

(Newser) - A horrifying case out of California is drawing comparisons to Jaycee Lee Dugard's story: A Richmond man who held a young girl as a sex slave for 14 years yesterday pleaded guilty to charges of forced lewd acts on a child and forcible rape in exchange for a 22-year... More »

Jaycee Dugard Sues Feds for 'Gross Neglect' in Kidnap Case

Parole officials failed to keep track of Phillip Garrido, she says

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard is suing the federal government for failing to keep track of Phillip Garrido, the parolee who held her captive for 18 years and fathered two children by her, reports CNN . Her complaint states that the Justice Department's "gross neglect borders on virtual complicity," notes the... More »

Video Shows Nancy Garrido Luring Girl Into Van

DA says she made up to 20 such videos for her husband

(Newser) - Authorities released more video today made by Phillip and Nancy Garrido that showed how they prowled for victims. In the latest, Nancy is shown luring a girl into their van and videotaping her doing the splits, reports AP . "That's it. Can you go all the way down?" says... More »

Jaycee Dugard Was Garrido's 5th Victim

Also: Video footage reveals Garridos filming girls in park

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard was Phillip Garrido's fifth victim—so how did Garrido never become a suspect in her disappearance? That's what the El Dorado County District Attorney's office plans to look into. The DA's office yesterday released undistributed materials related to the case, including a map of... More »

Jaycee: After Giving Birth, 'I Wasn't Alone'

Backyard birth was 'painful' but uplifting

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer has released the first installment of her emotional interview with Jaycee Dugard , in which the kidnap survivor discusses the birth of her first child in her backyard prison. It was “very painful,” Dugard says. “But then I saw her. She was beautiful. I felt like... More »

Jaycee Dugard: I Can Finally Say My Name

Kidnap victim deals frankly with ordeal in new memoir

(Newser) - After 18 years in Phillip Garrido's backyard hell, one might expect Jaycee Dugard to be joyless and withdrawn. But Diane Sawyer instead encounters a fiercely devoted 31-year-old mother, a rape survivor who confronts her ordeal unflinchingly, and a vibrant woman savoring each tiny freedom in her new life—like... More »

Diane Sawyer to Interview Jaycee Dugard

Veteran journalist snags first sit-down

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer has snagged the first interview with Jaycee Dugard, the AP reports. The kidnapping victim, whose captors were recently sentenced , is expected to talk about her ordeal, her family reunion, and her upcoming memoir. A Stolen Life will be released July 12, and though ABC News did not give... More »

Jaycee: Escape Impossible After Girls Were Born

More details emerge from Dugard's grand jury testimony

(Newser) - More details from Jaycee Dugard's just-released grand jury testimony: "I was very scared," she says of when she arrived at the Antioch house where Phillip and Nancy Garrido held her for 18 years. "I didn't know who he was. I didn't know why he... More »

Garrido Used Stun Gun Before Raping Jaycee

She could hear terrifying 'zappy noise' as he approached

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido used a stun gun to kidnap 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard and to keep her in line while he raped her, according to Jaycee's just released gut-wrenching grand jury testimony. Garrido had a temper, and he would fire up the stun gun so Dugard could hear the "zappy... More »

Angry Jaycee Rues 'Stolen' Life as Garridos Sentenced

Phillip Garrido gets 431 years for kidnapping, rape

(Newser) - "I chose not to be here today because I refuse to waste another second of my life in your presence," Jaycee Dugard told her kidnappers via a statement read by her mom as her captors were sentenced yesterday. "Everything you ever did to me was wrong and... More »

Jaycee Dugard Releasing Memoir

A Stolen Life will be out in July

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard's painful memoir of her 18 years as a kidnap victim is about to hit bookstores. A Stolen Life, due out in July, recounts a happy childhood cut short at the age of 11 when she was kidnapped by convicted sex offender Philip Garrido, according to ABC News... More »

Garridos Plead Guilty in Jaycee Dugard Kidnapping

Now Dugard and her daughters won't have to testify

(Newser) - There won’t be a trial in the Jaycee Dugard case , after all: Philip and Nancy Garrido each pleaded guilty today to kidnapping and sexual enslavement, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. “I am relieved that Phillip and Nancy Garrido have finally acknowledged their guilt and confessed to their crimes... More »

In Surprise, Jaycee's Alleged Kidnapper Pleads Not Guilty

Phillip Garrido was expected to plead guilty to spare her a trial

(Newser) - The man accused of kidnapping 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard, holding her captive for 18 years, and fathering her two children has made a surprise move by pleading not guilty in court today, reports the Los Angeles Times . Phillip Garrido had been expected to plead guilty to spare Dugard a trial... More »

Garridos Confess to Kidnapping Jaycee Dugard

Lawyer hopes Nancy will avoid life sentence

(Newser) - Phillip and Nancy Garrido have confessed to kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard and holding her for 18 years, Nancy's defense attorney says. The confession was made in an effort to reduce Nancy's sentence, the Los Angeles Times reports: Authorities have offered her a plea deal of nearly 242 years to life,... More »

Jaycee Dugard Writing Memoir

Kidnapping victim will recount life in captivity

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard was rescued from her kidnapping nightmare a little more than a year ago, and she's ready to write about the 18-year ordeal. Dugard's memoir will track her abduction and life in captivity, as well as how she’s doing now, the AP reports. “I was moved and... More »

Garridos: We Want to See Jaycee

Alleged kidnappers finally indicted in Jaycee Dugard case

(Newser) - It took more than a year after their arrest, but Phillip and Nancy Garrido have been indicted in the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard . Nancy Garrido’s lawyer says a grand jury handed up the indictment this week after secret proceedings. Now the couple can be arraigned on the charges as... More »

Clueless Parole Agents Actually Spoke to Captive Jaycee

They never questioned who she was

(Newser) - Clueless California parole agents actually spoke to kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard while she was still captive as they were checking up on sex offender Phillip Garrido, but failed to take any action to help her, according to a newly released state report. "Agents saw and spoke to Ms. Dugard... More »

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