Phillip Garrido, an ex-sex offender, was sentenced to 431 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually assaulting Jaycee Lee Dugard when she was 11 years old. Garrido, 60, and his wife Nancy kept Jaycee in a shed behind their house for 18 years. Garrido fathered two children with Dugard, who are now 13 and 16 years old.
The following is Jaycee Lee Dugard’s statement that was read by her mother Terry Probyn. Dugard was not at the courtroom on June, 2, 2011:
Phillip Garrido, you are wrong.
I could never say that to you before, but I have the freedom now. Everything you have ever done to me has been wrong and someday I hope you can see that.
You always justified everything to suit yourself, but the reality is and always has been that to make someone else suffer for your inability to control yourself.
And for you Nancy, to facilitate his behavior and trick young girls for his pleasure is evil.
I hated every second of every day of 18 years because of you and the sexual perversion you forced on me.
I have wonderful friends and family around me. Something you can never take from me again. You do not matter any more.