Jaycee Dugard Sues U.S. Government for Failing to Monitor Her Kidnapper

Jaycee Dugard

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updated 09/22/2011 AT 7:00 PM ET

originally published 09/22/2011 AT 4:20 PM ET

Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard is suing the U.S. government, saying federal authorities should have been more closely monitoring Phillip Garrido, the man who abducted her.

Garrido, a convicted rapist who was on parole when he kidnapped Dugard in 1991, held her captive for 18 years.

Though parole agents were supposed to be supervising Garrido at his home in Antioch, Calif., from 1991 to 1999, they never detected Dugard’s presence there during that time, the complaint states. Dugard, 31, who gave birth to two of Garrido’s children during the years she was held captive, was not freed until 2009.


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