After yesterday’s sentencing of Phillip and Nancy Garrido, graphic information of Jaycee Dugard’s imprisonment was released.
In Jaycee’s shocking victim impact statement, she explained, “In the beginning he said that I was helping him and that, you know, he had a sex problem and that, you know, he got me so that he wouldn’t have to do this to anybody else. So I was helping him.”
Judge Douglas Phimster addressed convicted kidnapper and rapist Phillip Garrido and told him that he “reinvented slavery.” His sick “sex problem” is what led him to steal 11-year-old Jaycee en route to the bus stop.
“Basically what you did was you took a human being and turned them into a chattel, a piece of furniture, to be used by you at your whim,” the judge elaborated.
The public will probably never fully understand the extent of horror of Jaycee’s 18 years spent in captivity. After she was captured and tasered, she recalls waking up on the floor of the car and hearing “I can’t believe we got away with it.”
At the time, Jaycee said, “I don’t why you’re doing this. If you’re holding me for ransom, my family doesn’t have a lot of money.” But her twisted captor didn’t want money, he wanted her for his personal sex slave and told her that if she tried to escape, he would tase her again or she would be attacked by his vicious dogs.
Phillip’s wife Nancy seemed to believe this as well, and could barely look at Jaycee at times without crying. She would say “how sorry she was and she can’t believe he did it.” Her remorse, however, hardly absolves her guilt and the judge sentenced her to 36 years to life in prison, compared to Phillip’s 431 years to life.
Judge Phimster wanted the sexual details of the case to be withheld, saying “some of the testimony is absolutely disgusting. The graphic description of these events that occurred would shock adults, even adults who have a distorted view of intimacy.” Phillip even took videos of his lewd acts.
Jaycee’s memoir is set to be released this July.