Phillip Garrido biography
Born in California on April 5, 1951, Phillip Garrido kidnapped 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard in 1991. Garrido held Dugard captive for 18 years, raping her repeatedly, feeding her countless lies and impregnating her twice. In addition to his crimes against Dugard, Garrido committed several other crimes, including many rapes. After UC Berkeley security officers conducted a backround check on Garrido in August 2009—discovering that he had no records of children—he and his wife, Nancy Garrido, were arrested.
Kidnapping Jaycee Dugard
Convicted rapist Phillip Craig Garrido was born in California on April 5, 1951. Four decades later, on June 10, 1991, Garrido kidnapped 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard outside of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California, and held Dugard captive in his backyard for 18 years. During those years, Garrido raped Dugard repeatedly, fed her countless lies and impregnated her twice—Jaycee had two daughters with Garrido, giving birth to them at the ages of 14 and 17.
Arrest and Conviction
In August 2009, Phillip Garrido began passing out fliers about his new church, God's Desire, on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. He was with Jaycee, and their two daughters, at the time. During his solicitation, campus security officers approached him and asked him to register his organization with campus offices. When he did, they discovered Garrido's criminal past and decided to do a quick background check by calling his parole agent.
The call proved to be monumental: Garrido's agent was shocked when security officers mentioned his children, as his records showed that he had no children. Authorities were quickly called and soon after, on August 26, 2009, Phillip and his wife, Nancy Garrido, were arrested. Two days later, the Garridos were charged with 29 felony counts, including rape and false imprisonment.
Soon after, Phillip Garrido was named a strong suspect in several other California kidnapping cases—including the 1988 kidnapping case of 9-year-old Michaela Garecht.