How awful! The sex offender who has confessed to abducting Jaycee as an 11-year-old stuns the court by NOT admitting his guilt. Jaycee — and the daughters he fathered with her while she was held as a sex slave — now may have to testify!
Poor Jaycee Dugard! Court observers thought she wouldn’t ever have to again face the man who imprisoned her as a sex slave for 18 years. But now Philip Garrido, 60, who has admitted snatching her as a child from a school-bus stop and holding her captive until she was 29, has pulled a surprising switch!
He pleaded not guilty before a California judge April 7 — reversing the expectation that he would finally plead guilty.
Nancy Garrido, 55, Philip’s wife, is believed to have dragged Jaycee into the car her sex offender husband was driving when Jaycee was abducted in in 1991 in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. The Garridos are accused of holding Jaycee at their Antioch, Calif., home for 18 years, secreting her in tents and locked sheds in the backyard. She was rescued in August 2009.
Both suspects have admitted their involvement to detectives, according to Stephen Tapson, Nancy’s attorney.
The heartbreaking story of Jaycee’s awful abduction, brutal captivity and years of horrific sex abuse in a Bay Area suburb shocked the entire country. And the revelation that Phillip Garrido fathered two daughters with Jaycee while she was held as a sex slave made it all the more wrenching!
Now Phillip Garrido threatens to continue this heartbreaking case for months or even years. His new plea could force Jaycee, now 30, and her daughters, Angel, 16 and Starlit, 13, to face him in court after suffering so much abuse at his hands.
Now they may have to appear as witnesses at an emotionally draining trial.
Can this horrible case get any worse?