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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...

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...

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...

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...

Jaycee Lee Dugard Interview: There Is Life After Something Tragic

 Jaycee Dugard: I Can 
 Finally Say My Name 

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(Newser) - After 18 years in Phillip Garrido's backyard hell, one might expect Jaycee Dugard to be joyless and withdrawn.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...

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...

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...

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,...

Jaycee Dugard Writing Memoir
 Jaycee Dugard Writing Memoir 

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...

Phillip, Nancy Garrido Indicted in Jaycee Dugard Kidnapping Case
Garridos: We Want to See Jaycee

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...

Jaycee Dugard Doesn't Want Info on Kids Released

Seeks privacy for pair fathered by abductor

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard is asking a northern California court to keep information about the two girls fathered by her alleged abductor private—though Phillip Garrido, accused along with his wife of holding Dugard, now 29, for 18 years, wants access to videotaped interviews with the girls for his defense. The two,...

ABC Airs Jaycee Dugard Home Video

Dugard speaks, laughs in first TV appearance

(Newser) - A grown-up Jaycee Dugard was seen and heard on TV for the first time today on Good Morning America . Dugard’s mother, Terry Probyn, pleads for privacy and explains that the family released home videos “so that you can see that we're happy and well and when we have...

ABC to Air First Videos of Jaycee Dugard

Family licenses home videos to network

(Newser) - ABC has licensed some exclusive home videos from the family of Jaycee Lee Dugard, which represent the first footage of the former abductee since her reappearance last August after 18 years. The first tapes will air tomorrow on Good Morning America, with others being held for 20/20 and Nightline, notes...

Jaycee Dugard Set to Sue Calif.
 Jaycee Dugard Set to Sue Calif. 

Jaycee Dugard Set to Sue Calif.

Kidnap victim, her mother seek damages for parole lapses

(Newser) - Jaycee Dugard and her mother have filed claims against California’s Department of Corrections, seeking unspecified (but exceeding $25,000) financial damages for suffering they endured due to lapses by parole and other officials overseeing Philip Garrido, the man charged with abducting then-11-year-old Dugard and holding her captive for 18...

Phillip Garrido Irked Over Ankle Monitor in '08

Alleged Jaycee Dugard kidnapper pointed to 19-year clean record

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido complained in 2008 about having to wear a monitoring device because he had not been in trouble with the law for 19 years—nearly as long as he allegedly held Jaycee Dugard captive. Some 120 pages of newly released parole records paint a portrait of a convicted rapist...

Jaycee Dugard Diary: 'I Want to Be Free'
 Jaycee Dugard Diary: 
 'I Want to Be Free' 

Jaycee Dugard Diary: 'I Want to Be Free'

In excerpts, she yearned for her own life

(Newser) - California prosecutors today made public excerpts of a journal kept by Jaycee Dugard during her 18 years of captivity. The entries show a yearning for freedom but also demonstrate the amount of control Phillip Garrido wielded over her, reports MSNBC . "How can I ever tell him I want to...

Porn Director Making Jaycee Dugard Film
 Porn Director 
 Making Jaycee 
 Dugard Film 

Porn Director Making Jaycee Dugard Film

Rep slams Shane Ryan's plan to focus on Jaycee and Phillip Garrido

(Newser) - Worst idea of the day (year?) so far: A horror-porn director plans to make a film about kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard and her relationship with accused abductor—and rapist—Phillip Garrido. A spokesperson for Dugard called the idea “exploitive, hurtful, and breathtakingly unkind” after filmmaker Shane Ryan told a...

Garrido Apologizes, Says 'Sexual Problem' Cured
Garrido Apologizes,
Says 'Sexual Problem' Cured

Garrido Apologizes, Says 'Sexual Problem' Cured

Accused kidnapper 'a changed man': lawyer

(Newser) - Phillip Garrido, Jaycee Dugard’s accused kidnapper, says he “would like to apologize to every human being for what has taken place.” In a letter—his third sent to KCRA from prison—Garrido adds that, “through the spirit of Christ,” a “sexual problem believed to...

Jaycee Shielded Kidnapper From Cops

Stockholm syndrome turned victim into abductor's defender

(Newser) - Kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard lied to a suspicious parole officer in a desperate bid to protect her abductor when she was discovered, according to just-released report of her questioning. Jaycee, kidnapped when she was 11 in her northern California town, called herself Alyssa and presented herself as Phillip Garrido's wife....

Calif. Parole Bungled Jaycee Case
Calif. Parole Bungled
Jaycee Case

Calif. Parole Bungled Jaycee Case

Watchdog says Dugard could've been found long ago

(Newser) - Jaycee Lee Dugard could have been found and Phillip Garrido put behind bars much sooner if California parole officials had done their jobs properly, a report by a state prison monitor says. For starters, authorities did nothing when Garrido’s electronic monitor showed he’d traveled further from his home...

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