Dugard to sue government for failure to monitor captor

Dugard to sue government for failure to monitor captor

Jaycee Dugard is suing the federal government for failing to monitor the convicted sex offender who kidnapped her and held her captive for 18 years.

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Jaycee reveals 18-year kidnap hell

Jaycee reveals 18-year kidnap hell

In an often wrenching account, kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard recounts in unsparing detail the rapes, isolation and heartbreak she endured during her 18-year ordeal.

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Jaycee Dugard 'too scared to escape' from captor Garrido

Jaycee Dugard 'too scared to escape' from captor Garrido

A woman who was kidnapped, raped and held captive for 18 years was so afraid of her abductors that she never tried to escape, according to court documents.

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Kidnap victim: My life was stolen

Kidnap victim: My life was stolen

A kidnapping victim who was held captive for 18 years has said her life was stolen by her abductors.

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Couple admits Jaycee Dugard kidnap and rape

Couple admits Jaycee Dugard kidnap and rape

A convicted sex offender and his wife have pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a California girl in a surprise plea deal that will spare their victim and the two daughters she had during her 18 years of captivity from taking the stand at a trial.

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Jaycee Dugard kidnapper expected to plead guilty

Jaycee Dugard kidnapper expected to plead guilty

A lawyer in the case of a Northern California girl held captive in a backyard compound for 18 years said he expects defendant Phillip Garrido to plead guilty to all charges and his wife to go to trial unless she gets a better plea deal.

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Jaycee couple 'confess to kidnap'

Jaycee couple 'confess to kidnap'

A couple charged with kidnapping an 11-year-old girl and holding her captive for 18 years have made full confessions, a defence lawyer said.

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Agents missed chance to rescue Jaycee Dugard

Agents missed chance to rescue Jaycee Dugard

A report by the California attorney general’s office says parole agents spoke to the woman who was held captive by a convicted rapist for 18 years and fathered his two children, but never bothered to follow it up.

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$20m compensation for Jaycee Lee Dugard

$20m compensation for Jaycee Lee Dugard

Jaycee Lee Dugard, the American woman who was held hostage by a known sex offender for almost 20 years, is set to receive $20m (€16m) in compensation.

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Jaycee Dugard kidnap suspect 'not fit for trial', claims lawyer

Jaycee Dugard kidnap suspect 'not fit for trial', claims lawyer

The US man charged with kidnapping and raping long-time captive Jaycee Dugard has "a serious mental illness" and "may not be competent to be a defendant", his defence lawyer said in court papers.

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Kidnap suspect Garrido 'was improperly supervised'

Kidnap suspect Garrido 'was improperly supervised'

The man accused of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her prisoner for 18 years was not properly supervised while on parole, a report found today.

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Dugard 'happy to be back with family'

Dugard 'happy to be back with family'

Jaycee Dugard, who spent 18 years as a captive in a sex offender's garden, released the first photos of herself as an adult - and her first statement.

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'Kidnap' woman Dugard to testify against alleged captors

'Kidnap' woman Dugard to testify against alleged captors

The lawyer for a US woman found alive 18 years after she was kidnapped said his client initially had mixed emotions surrounding the arrest of her alleged captors but now “fully understands that some terrible things were done to her”.

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Search of 'kidnap' house yields no evidence of missing girls

Search of 'kidnap' house yields no evidence of missing girls

US authorities ended an exhaustive weeklong search on the property where a Northern California girl was allegedly held captive for 18 years.

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Search for bodies continues in kidnap couple's garden

Search for bodies continues in kidnap couple's garden

Police investigating two missing girl cases say cadaver dogs picked up a scent that could indicate buried remains in the backyard of the couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard.

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Bone found in US kidnap probe 'probably human'

Bone found in US kidnap probe 'probably human'

A US sheriff’s spokesman says a bone fragment pulled from the backyard of a home where kidnapping suspect Phillip Garrido once stayed is probably human.

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Jaycee 'getting to know her family'

Jaycee 'getting to know her family'

Kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard’s aunt said today her niece remembered her family and was getting to know her younger sister, who was just a baby when she was kidnapped 18 years ago.

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Wife 'watched over kidnap victim Jaycee'

Wife 'watched over kidnap victim Jaycee'

Nancy Garrido watched over kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard for years while she cared for her elderly, bedridden mother-in-law at the home she shared with her husband, it emerged today.

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Garrido wife 'misses children'

Garrido wife 'misses children'

The lawyer for the wife of accused kidnapper and rapist Phillip Garrido says his client misses the children her husband allegedly fathered with his victim, and says she saw them all as a family.

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Garrido told court of his prowling activities

Garrido told court of his prowling activities

The man accused of abducting and sexually abusing Jaycee Lee Dugard testified during a previous kidnapping and rape case that he prowled through residential neighbourhoods as a peeping tom and had strong rape desires.

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Police find bone fragment near Jaycee suspect's home

Police find bone fragment near Jaycee suspect's home

Police said today they had found a bone fragment on the property next door to the home of a man charged with kidnapping a little girl and hiding her in his back garden for 18 years.

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Jaycee kidnap case police extend inquiry

Jaycee kidnap case police extend inquiry

Police in the Californian town where Jaycee Lee Dugard was allegedly imprisoned for 18 years by a convicted sex offender were today examining possible links to unsolved cases of murdered and missing women in the area.

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More details emerge of 'kidnapper's lair'

More details emerge of 'kidnapper's lair'

Details emerged today of the ramshackle compound where Jaycee Lee Dugard was allegedly imprisoned, raped and shut off from society for almost two decades after being kidnapped aged 11.

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Police admit failures over Jaycee kidnapping

Police admit failures over Jaycee kidnapping

A dossier of failures by authorities during Jaycee Lee Dugard’s 18-year ordeal at the hands of her captors continued to emerge today.

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Campus police suspicions led to kidnap arrest

Campus police suspicions led to kidnap arrest

Two quick-thinking police employees at the University of California, Berkeley described how they set in motion Jaycee Lee Dugard’s release after nearly two decades of captivity when they encountered her alleged captor on campus.

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Garrido couple pleads not guilty to charges

Garrido couple pleads not guilty to charges

A couple accused of snatching an 11-year-old child and keeping her imprisoned for 18 years pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges including kidnap, rape and false imprisonment.

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Man and wife plead not guilty to kidnap charges

Man and wife plead not guilty to kidnap charges

A couple accused of snatching an 11-year-old child and keeping her imprisoned for 18 years today pleaded not guilty to dozens of charges including kidnap, rape and false imprisonment.

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Police investigating prostitute deaths search home of Dugard kidnapper

Police investigating prostitute deaths search home of Dugard kidnapper

Forensic experts were tonight searching the home of Jaycee Lee Dugard kidnapper Phillip Garrido for evidence relating to the murders of several prostitutes.

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Police missed chance to find US kidnap victim in 2006

Police missed chance to find US kidnap victim in 2006

Police missed an opportunity to free Jaycee Lee Dugard in 2006 when they were called to the home where she was allegedly held for 18 years but failed to find her, a spokesman said tonight.

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Maddie McCann's parents 'more determined' after US reunion

Maddie McCann's parents 'more determined' after US reunion

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann said today that the reappearance of child kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard 18 years after she disappeared “only makes us more determined” to find their daughter.

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Woman snatched aged 11 had children with kidnapper

Woman snatched aged 11 had children with kidnapper

A woman walked into a police station 18 years after she was kidnapped, having had two children by the man who snatched her as an 11-year-old girl, police said today.

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US kidnap victim to be reunited with family after 18 years

US kidnap victim to be reunited with family after 18 years

A woman believed to have been kidnapped as a child in 1991 is to be reunited with her family 18 years later.

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