June 2, 2011
A serial sex offender has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for kidnapping and raping a California girl and holding her captive for 18 years while fathering her two children.
On Thursday, a judge imposed the maximum possible sentence of 431 years to life on 60-year-old Phillip Craig Garrido, calling the defendant's treatment of Jaycee Dugard evil and reprehensible.
Garrido, who was on parole for a 1976 rape when Dugard was abducted at age 11, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and 13 sexual assault charges, including six counts of rape and seven counts of committing lewd acts captured on video.
His plea was part of a deal with prosecutors that saw his wife and accomplice, Nancy Garrido, sentenced to 36 years to life after pleading guilty to kidnapping and rape.
Dugard is now 31.