Another Rape Arrest Emerges in Garrido's Twisted Past

Phillip Garrido was arrested for raping a 14-year-old girl in 1972.

September 1, 2009, 11:08 PM

Sept. 3, 2009— -- At least one other girl was raped by Phillip Garrido, police said today, and they asked any other women who may have been victimized by the alleged kidnapper of Jaycee Dugard to come forward.

Lt. Leonard Orman of the Antioch, Calif., police department told a news conference that Garrido was arrested in 1972 for luring a 14-year-old girl into his car outside the Antioch library by offering her barbituates.

She ended up at a motel "after being given more barbituates," the officer said where she was repeatedly raped.

The girl's parents found her at the motel, called the cops who arrived and "took appropriate action," Orman said. The case never went to trial because the girl refused to testify, he said.

Garrido, now 58, is charged with 29 counts of kidnapping, rape and imprisonment over his alleged 18 year captivity of Jaycee Dugard, but he is also a suspect in the disappearance of other young girls.

Orman asked other women who were victimized by Garrido to come forward. When asked whether he believes there other additional victims, Orman replied, "I think there's a good chance of that."

The officer said the woman from the 1972 incident contacted his office after seeing news coverage of Garrido's arrest in the Jaycee Dugard case.

"She was concerned that he had continued to prey on young woman after the 1972 incident," he said.

Police confirmed her account by reinterviewing her and checking arrest records.

Garrido also served 10 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a woman in 1976.

While more allegations of Garrido's twisted past surfaced, the family of Jaycee Dugard was basking in their time together, reveling in childhood memories and admiring the newest members of the family, Jaycee's aunt Tina Dugard said today.

Tina Dugard described a joyous reunion for the woman who was allegedly held captive for 18 years by Phillip and Nancy Garrido and gave birth to two children fathered by Garrido. The sweet moments range from laughter over pictures when Jaycee was a child to just sitting quietly together with her mother Terry Probyn and her younger sister, Shayna.

"The smile on my sister's face is as wide of the sea," Dugard said. "Her oldest daughter is finally home."

Tina Dugard, herself beaming while talking about Jaycee, showed several photos of her as a child including one of her dressed as a punk rocker the Halloween before she disappeared.

Tina Dugard praised Jaycee for raising her two daughters, Angel, 11, and Starlet, 15, on a limited education herself. All three girls, she said, are very smart.

"We are very proud of her," she aunt said.

"This is a joyful time for my family," Dugard said, declining to take questions from reporters. "We spent time sharing memories and stories and getting to know each other again. Jaycee remembers all of us."

Tina Dugard also warned against Internet sites purporting to be raising money on Jaycee's behalf and said there is a Website that is collecting money for a Jaycee and her daughters.

Jim McLain, owner of Viewtech Financial Services, which set up the Jaycee Lee Dugard Trust Fund, said they have collected about $5,000 for the family. Some of that money has already been given directly to Terry Probyn to help with the girls' immediate expenses.

Earlier, Tina Dugard gave details of the emotional reunion to the Orange County Register,

"I went forward and cried and hugged her [Jaycee] and held her as tight as I possibly could," Tina Dugard told the The Orange County Register. "It was surreal, and it was fabulous."

On the table, Tina Dugard said, sat a still-wrapped Barbie doll Terry Probyn bought for Jaycee for Christmas the year she was abducted, a symbol of a childhood stolen.

"We are all so overjoyed. My sister has spontaneous moments of joy. We'll be talking, and she will just suddenly burst into happy tears, with a big smile on her face," Dugard told the Register.

For five days Dugard, Probyn and Jaycee and her daughters, allegedly fathered by Garrido, spent time laughing, crying and holding hands, doing "normal" family things.

"I remember thinking, 'Wow, she's French-braiding Jaycee's hair for the first time in 18 years,'" Dugard told the Register.

Despite being held in captivity with meager resources, Tina said it appears Jaycee Dugard was able to home-school her two daughters, 11-year-old Angel and 15-year-old Starlet, who appeared "educated and bright."

"It's clear they've been on the Internet and know a lot of things," Tina told the Register. "It's clear that Jaycee did a great job with the limited resources she had and her limited education."

The girls could name the constellations and plants around the home, Dugard said.

According to Tina, there was an "instant connection ... it was almost genetic ... an instant sense of family for all of us," the Register reported.

"Right now, it's about reconnecting," she said.

Nancy Garrido's Role

Tina's comments were reported a day after it was revealed that Nancy Garrido, the wife of Jaycee Dugard's accused kidnapper, apparently kept the girl prisoner for a five-month period while her husband Phillip Garrido went to prison for violating his parole, her lawyer acknowledged Wednesday.

But Nancy Garrido's lawyer suggested that she was powerless to free the girl because she was under the control of Phillip Garrido.

"If she's being controlled, he doesn't have to be there physically. If she's being controlled, she's being controlled," Nancy Garrido's attorney Gilbert Maines told "Good Morning America" Wednesday.

"I guess I would say she's a victim," he said.

Maines said he has only had the case for five days and has met with Nancy Garrido twice. So far, he has not seen "any evidence whatsoever" in order to formulate a defense for his client.

Nancy Garrido faces the same 29 felony charges her husband does for Dugard's abduction. During her arraignment last week, she repeatedly put her face in her hands and sobbed.

Maines said Wednesday that Garrido remained in an emotional state and said she missed the two girls, Angel and Starlet, that her husband allegedly fathered with Dugard.

"She was distraught. She was frightened. She seemed a little lost, all of those things. She seemed to be like a ship without a rudder, but she understood why she was there," Maines said.

One of the many legal dilemmas Nancy Garrido faces is what she did during the five months when Phillip was serving a prison sentence for violating his parole in 1993, two years after Dugard was snatched off a school bus stop. Dugard was still only 13 when Phillip Garrido was returned to prison.

But Nancy Garrido clearly made no effort to send Dugard home during that time, officials said.

"If she was there alone with the girl for an extended period of time, then it would defy logic and common sense for her not to know that this is a stranger in their home and you know criminal activity is afoot," said ABC News consultant Dana Cole.

Maines said he talked to Nancy Garrido about life in the Garrido home.

"They acted like a family. It's sad, there's a lot of collateral damage in this case," he said. "She misses the girls very much. She loves them."

Maines said until he could talk to his client more next week, he was going by what he had heard about Phillip's control over her.

"But there's some things that make me curious," Maines told "GMA." He noted that Nancy met Phillip while visiting a relative in prison and got married while he was still in prison.

"The fact that when he walked into the parole office, she went placidly along. And later I'm told that when the officers asked if they could search her home, she said, whatever Phillip wants. If Phillip says it's OK, it's OK," Maines said.

The lawyer also noted that Nancy Garrido did not have a job for at least the last 10 years but stayed home and took care of his mother.

"Phillip's brother apparently had described her as a robot ... and did whatever Phillip wants," Maines said. "Until I see evidence -- unfortunately we have to go on the basis of evidence and not speculation. The people cannot convict with speculation, and I can't defend with it."

The Orange County Register contributed to this report.

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