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Woman abducted 18 years ago had two girls with one of her alleged captors, authorities say

August 27, 2009 |  3:47 pm

Garrido The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department said today that Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped 18 years ago, bore two girls with one of her alleged captors.

The department also said deputies found a hidden backyard area outside the suspects’ Antioch home with tents, sheds and outhouses where Dugard and her daughters spent most of their time.

After speaking with police hours earlier on an unrelated matter, Dugard on Wednesday walked into the office of the Concord Police Department, about 200 miles from where she was abducted, Lt. Les Lovell of the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department told The Times.

Authorities arrested Phillip Garrido of Antioch, a registered sex offender, and his wife, Nancy Garrido, on Wednesday night in connection with the case, said Jimmy Lee, a spokesman for the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department. 

Garrido, 58, is listed on the state's Megan's Law sex offender website as being convicted of rape.

Concord police first encountered Dugard at a nearby house on Wednesday while they were conducting a separate investigation, Lovell said. Police began to question the woman and something didn’t add up, he said.

--My-Thuan Tran

Photo: Phillip Garrido has been arrested in the 1991 kidnapping of 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard.

Credit: California Department of Justice