Jaycee Dugard Sues Government For "Gross Neglect" In Monitoring Garrido

In the '70s, Phillip Garrido was sentenced to 50 years in prison for kidnapping a woman and keeping her in a storage shed, where he repeatedly raped her. He was let out after only 11 years. From 1988 to 1999 he was on federally-supervised probation, yet he managed to kidnap Jaycee Dugard and keep her in his backyard… » 9/22/11 10:13pm 9/22/11 10:13pm

Jaycee Dugard's Kidnapper Found Mentally Competent For Trial

Phillip Garrido, who held Jaycee Dugard captive at his home for 18 years, has been found mentally competent to stand trial. However, he could avoid a trial — and a life sentence — if his plea bargain is successful. » 2/04/11 9:21am 2/04/11 9:21am

"New Jersey Fritzl" Had Six Children With Daughters

In a horrific case sure to be compared to that of Josef Fritzl, a New Jersey man is accused of raping his five daughters and fathering six children, while evading detection by a child welfare agency. » 3/11/10 9:30am 3/11/10 9:30am

Sluts Save Their Species • Dubai Hosts Beauty Pageant For Camels

Sleeping with lots of dudes could ensure the survival of your species — if you're a female fruit fly. Scientists found that lusty lady-flies who had multiple mates decreased the chances of having all-female offspring, thus staving off extinction. » 2/25/10 5:40pm 2/25/10 5:40pm

Abductor Still Trying To Manipulate Jaycee Dugard From Jail

Heartbreaking excerpts from kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard's diary were quoted in court papers filed recently in response to what prosecutors say is an attempt by her kidnapper Phillip Garrido to continue controlling her from jail. » 2/12/10 9:30am 2/12/10 9:30am

Garrido Apologizes For Kidnapping Jaycee Dugard

In a letter sent to CNN affiliate KCRA yesterday Phillip Garrido wrote, "I want to apologize to every human being for what has taken place," adding that "through the spirit of Christ" he's been cured of his sexual deviancy. [CNN] » 11/13/09 9:20am 11/13/09 9:20am

How Parole Officers Failed Jaycee Dugard

A report released Wednesday shows the many lapses by California parole authorities that allowed Phillip Garrido to hold Jaycee Dugard in his yard for 18 years — and the changes that need to be made so others avoid her fate. » 11/05/09 3:00pm 11/05/09 3:00pm

Toddler Undergoes Surgery To Remove Twin • Men Attracted To "Feminine"…

• A toddler from China recently underwent surgery to have a fetus removed from her stomach. When Kang Mengru was in the womb, she grew larger than her twin sister and enveloped her, but once her mother gave birth... » 10/30/09 5:30pm 10/30/09 5:30pm

Bone Fragment Found Near Garrido's Home Is Likely Human

A spokesman for the Contra Costa County's Sheriff's Office says a bone fragment found near kidnapper Phillip Garrido's home is "probably human." But Native American remains are buried in the county, and the fragment needs further testing. [CNN] » 9/09/09 9:40am 9/09/09 9:40am

Is The Phillip Garrido Story "Tragedy Porn"?

News networks are reportedly mulling a new pay model for online news, but if news means stories about kidnapper Phillip Garrido, then Simon Dumenco of Advertising Age doesn't think it's worth our money. » 9/08/09 6:00pm 9/08/09 6:00pm

Dugard Kidnapper Gave Anti-Kidnapping Tips

Phillip Garrido just keeps getting creepier: he apparently once helped out a child-safety advocate with kidnap-prevention tips like "Children should never go to a bus stop alone." He's accused of kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard from a bus stop. [Mercury News] » 9/04/09 1:20pm 9/04/09 1:20pm

Media: Quit Calling Jaycee Dugard a "Sex Slave"

The term is both demeaning and inadequate to describe Dugard's ordeal, argues Hadley Freeman in the Guardian. "But then, 'kidnap victim' does lack an illicit erotic kick, don't you find?" [Guardian] » 9/03/09 11:40am 9/03/09 11:40am

Garrido's Wife Served As "Sole Jailer" While He Was In Prison

Philip Garrido may be cleared of suspicions of serial killing, but questions are beginning to surround his wife Nancy — why she would marry a convicted rapist, and why she held Jaycee Dugard captive while her husband was in jail. » 9/03/09 9:30am 9/03/09 9:30am

How The Hell Did Phillip Garrido Get Paroled?

Katherine Callaway Hall, the woman who was abducted and raped in 1976 by Phillip Garrido, Jaycee Dugard's accused kidnapper and rapist, was on Larry King Live last night, telling her story. » 9/01/09 9:40am 9/01/09 9:40am

Kidnapper's California Town Said To Be Hotbed For Sex Offenders

As police search Phillip Garrido's property and adjacent homes for evidence of his involvement in serial killings, the LA Times reports that his town of Antioch, CA, is home to many other sex offenders. » 8/31/09 9:30am 8/31/09 9:30am

Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood?

When Phillip Garrido's neighbors learned he'd been keeping kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard in his backyard for 18 years, their reactions ranged from shock to horror to the admittance that they'd always thought there was something strange about "Creepy Phil." » 8/30/09 5:20pm 8/30/09 5:20pm