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Jaycee Dugard case: Videos show chilling picture of kidnappers

August 3, 2011 |  7:16 am

El Dorado County prosecutors posted videos related to the Jaycee Lee Dugard abduction case as Dist. Atty. Vern Pierson blasted the criminal-justice system that failed to nab convicted kidnapper Phillip Garrido earlier.

Among the videos posted on the district attorney's website Tuesday was a short clip that Garrido shot. Recorded in what appears to be a public place, it captured several young girls in cutoff jeans, the lens lingering on their thighs. Garrido can be heard asking an adult woman, presumably his wife: "Do you think anybody can see me?" The woman assures him that he is safe.

Another video showed wife Nancy Garrido under interrogation in 2010 after her arrest. In it, she admits to shooting video of at least 10 young girls for her husband. She persuaded the children to perform gymnastic poses, like the splits. 

Some of that video was shot in May 1993, less than a week after Phillip Garrido's release from a monthlong jail stint for violating his parole. He had failed to take a drug test. At the time, a federal parole agent told the judge in the case that the violations were technical and that Garrido should be "released back to the community at the earliest possible time," according to Pierson's report.

It was the only time Garrido went to jail for parole violation.


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