Couple Who Kidnapped and Raped Jaycee Dugard Plead Guilty

Posted By Robert M. Bernstein || 17-May-2011

A married couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard when she was 11 and held her captive for nearly 20 years, recently pled guilty to their crimes under an agreement that calls for life sentences.

Phillip Garrido repeatedly raped Dugard and fathered two daughters with her while confining her to backyard tents and soundproof sheds in their rural home.

Nancy and Phillip Garrido faced 29 charges of kidnapping and sexual assault.  Under the plea deal, Phillip Garrido will be sentenced on June 2, with a maximum possible sentence of 431 years to life in prison.  

Nancy Garrido, who helped kidnap the girl in 1991 and later helped deliver the babies her husband  fathered with Dugard, pled guilty in return for a sentence of 25 years to life, in addition to 11 more years.  She also pled guilty to kidnapping and one count of rape by force in addition to other charges.

With a guilty plea by both defendants, Jaycee and her children will be spared the grief and trauma of having to testify at a jury trial.

If you, or someone you know has been charged with Kidnapping, Rape, Sexual Assault, or any other type of Sex Crime, contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney, at the Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein, for a free consultation today.

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