Jaycee Dugard’s First Words to Her Mother: ‘Hi Mom, I Have Babies’

August 29, 2009

(ChattahBox)—As more facts emerge to fill in the past 18 years of Jaycee Dugard’s life spent in captivity with a registered sex offender, additional questions arise adding to the mystery of her deplorable circumstances. Over the course of nearly two decades, Jaycee’s step-father says that his little girl who was snatched off the street when she was just 11-years-old, became to view her captor as more of a husband than a kidnapper.

Phillip and Nancy Garrido yanked the blond blue-eyed girl with a sprinkling of freckles across her cheeks, from the sidewalk as she walked to the school bus stop in Lake Tahoe in 1991, and forced her into their vehicle never to be seen again until this week. After 18 long years and presumed dead, Jaycee Dugard now 29, emerged alive with two daughters, 11 and 15 fathered by Garrido.

Mixed with the joy and happiness of finding their daughter alive is the horrifying reality of her life for the past 18 years. Jaycee and her two children were kept captive in squalid conditions in a hidden backyard in makeshift tents and shacks. They never went to school and never saw a doctor.

Psychologists predict a long road ahead for Jaycee and her daughters to integrate into normal society. For Jaycee and her parents the path to healing will be more complex and fraught with emotional wounds, both hidden and visible.

When Jaycee was first reunited with her mother, her first words were, “Hi, Mom, I have babies.”

Jaycee’s stepfather Carl Probyn explained, “She is feeling guilt for having bonded with this guy the way she did.” “He had her for 18 years, we had her for 11, Probyn added.

According to court records, Jaycee was raped within a month of her kidnapping and gave birth to her first child when she was just 14-years-old. The sexual relationship continued through her childhood and involved both Phillip and Nancy Garrido. It’s not clear if Nancy Garrido physically participated in the rapes, but it’s clear she aided and abetted and had knowledge of the crimes against Jaycee.

Jaycee never told her children that she was kidnapped. “Jaycee has strong feelings with this guy. She really feels it’s almost like a marriage,” said Probyn.

Authorities say that Jaycee renamed “Allissa” met with customers of Phillip Garrido’s printing business, where she was introduced as his daughter. Customer Ben Daughdrill said, “Allissa” was “the design person, she did the art work, she was the genius.”

Phillip and Nancy Garrido appeared in court on Friday, pleading not guilty to 29 felony counts, including forcible rape, forcible lewd acts on a child, kidnapping of a child under 14, kidnapping for sexual purposes and false imprisonment by violence. They face multiple life sentences if convicted.

In a gruesome turn of events, authorities armed with a warrant, searched the Garrido’s house and grounds on Friday, for evidence that Phillip Garrido may have been involved in a string of unsolved serial killings of prostitutes in the area in the 1990s.

Adding to the horrifying circumstances of Jaycee’s kidnapping, were new reports of police visits to the Garrido home, after complaints from neighbors about children living in the backyard. On multiple occasions, authorities visited the home and did not follow up with an investigation that could have led to the rescue of Jaycee and her daughters, several years ago.

Contra Costa Sheriff Warren Rupf issued a public apology to the victims for the mishandling of police visits to the home. “I offer my apologies to the victims and accept responsibility for having missed a chance to rescue Jaycee,” said Rupf.

Little is known about her two daughters beyond their ages and that they both have blond hair and blue eyes. When a campus police officer at the University of California-Berkeley saw the two unusually quiet, withdrawn and pale girls with Phillip Garrido, she sensed immediately that something was amiss.

One girl had what was described as having a bump on her eye, which the girl told the campus police officer was a birth defect. When asked why they weren’t in school the girls said they were home schooled.

The two campus police officers are now being hailed as heroes for alerting Phillip Garrido’s parole officer to the existence of the two girls, which resulted in a mandatory parole interview for the registered sex offender and the discovery of Jaycee Dugard.

Meanwhile, a 29-year-old woman hidden in a shack in her captor’s backyard for 18 years with no formal education past the age of 11, no medical care and repeatedly raped by Phillip Garrido, must now come to grips with all that’s happened to her.

Jaycee’s stepfather said that she “expressed some regret, like guilt when she saw her mother, that she hadn’t escaped.”



19 Responses to “Jaycee Dugard’s First Words to Her Mother: ‘Hi Mom, I Have Babies’”

  1. Dewayne Russell on August 30th, 2009 8:42 am

    Somebody needs to give us the name of the “liberal” judge that set this animal free so he could commit this terrible act. How many times does this type of crime have to happen to wake these judges up to the fact that sex offenders are sick for life?!! No cure!! HELLO!!

  2. Jessica Magert on August 30th, 2009 12:49 pm

    I have read that the Garridos plan on pleading not guilty and deny having ever kidnapped Duggard.

    It will be interesting to see how they plan to pull that off.

  3. Alan Wilson on August 30th, 2009 3:11 pm

    The legal system failed big time.
    This guy abducted her very soon after he was let out of prison.
    In 1993 he was back in jail for 6 months on a parole violation- His wife could have let Jaycee go- They both should get the needle or the chair

  4. Paul on September 1st, 2009 10:19 pm

    You know most of these so called “police/ parole officers” always have a chip on their shoulders, and even when they fail at their jobs they appear arrogant like saying “what are you going to do”, let’s face it, she saved herself, she was not saved by the authorities. Does anyone believe that the authorities were still investigating her disappearance? The car used in her kidnapping was in the backyard, the lazy ass cops didn’t even bother to go through the backyard when the information indicated that kids were living back there, they didn’t check local schools to see if the kids were going to school or even asked to see the kids, no report to child protective services, boy how lazy can you be and still pick up your public service check, not to mention the parole officers who failed to visit and find out where this freak was living and what he was doing, amazing, simply amazing.

  5. Paul on September 2nd, 2009 12:06 pm

    Yes, I agree he should have served all the time for his first offense, but don’t let our authorities off the hook. It gets worse after you read more about the facts. I guess she was taken in 1991, and in 1993 (only two years later) after violating probation he spent for 4 months in federal prison (California have yet to release any details of that violation or explain why he was again released into the community). Nevada officials said they were never notified of Garrido’s parole violation, which would have allowed the state to revoke his parole.

    Had California parole inspected his home in 1993, we would not be here now asking questions, we would be saying our system works, now I am not sure of anything. Because now I wonder how many more of these freaks are in our country doing the same thing under the noses of our so called authorities.

    I can only say if you have a neighbor that fits this profile, call and call again to try to ensure that this does not happen again. Simply amazing.

  6. MB on September 5th, 2009 3:28 am

    This is disturbing on so many levels. I’m disturbed that she never escaped or tried to tell anyone. I’m disturbed that she had kids with this guy. I am disturbed wondering how those kids will feel when they clearly understand WTF happened.

    This dude is sick! Registered sex offenders should never be able to do anything like this. There should be mandatory house visits/checks, mandatory weekly therapy and hard time.

    People shouldn’t have to suffer 18 years to show how blind the system is.

  7. Lisa on September 6th, 2009 5:46 am

    To the guy named Paul, who placed his comment on September 2nd, I guess it never occurred to you that the campus police officers who noticed that something was wrong are COPS. It just so happens that I too, am also proud to be one. You can talk about the lazy ass cops all you want, but who are you going to call if your home gets broken into? The fire department? Guess you must be like alot of the general public who down cops for everything they do, and don’t understand that cops also have limits. You evidentally don’t understand how search warrants work. Well, anyway campus officers, there may have been some opportunities passed up in this deal by other officers, but I’ll definately commend you COPS on the job you have done.

  8. l3xy on September 7th, 2009 7:40 pm

    Wut kind of perverted man has sex wit a child that iz SICK

  9. Jonebenet Ramsey on September 14th, 2009 9:02 am

    Hi. I am Jacycee’s mom from mars. my name is jonbenet ramsey.

  10. Keira on September 15th, 2009 6:10 am

    Think about her kids! Who knows if they were raped or worse! They havn’t EVER talked to other people their age or had any friends! Their father was a complete phsyco! Their mother was a sex slave and they lived in their tent for their WHOLE life.

  11. babs on September 15th, 2009 3:41 pm

    What I just read is that OPRAH wants an interview with JAYCEE!! How selfish is this???? Any comments anyone?? Do u think its true? If it is, i dont think i will be watching OPRAH anymore, and watch how her ratings go down to even suggest Jaycee do an interview….

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  14. josie on December 23rd, 2009 9:14 pm

    My prayers and thoughts go out to Jaycee, her two girls, her parents and extended family. I can not imagine such a terrible situation…it is truly a tragedy. My hope is that Jaycee and her girls will get all the help they need and more, that healing will come and that the justice system will not let her down again. My prayers also go out to all of the other victims of this monster. May God heal and save Jaycee and her family.

  15. maria bonelli on February 16th, 2010 6:51 pm

    How do you knock on a sex offenders door, and Not investigate / search that house inside out. If a parole officer can find a small bag of dope hidden in a crack of ceiling, then they are certainly capable of finding 3 little girls in a back yard. I’m furious. Apologies not accepted for not finding these kids. Had it been one of their own missing, that knock on the door wouldn’t have stopped there. Someone certainly was NOT doing their job serving and protecting. No interest as a concerned citizen either… Persons possessing such authority that make such unexcuseable “oversights” should be reassigned to a position that entails purchasing paperclips and other office supplies. I’m happy those girls are finally safe, thanks to the officers at Berkeley, who obviously take their job seriously.

  16. cc on February 22nd, 2010 7:42 pm

    i think that he should have never gotten out in the first place i feel as though if he was locked up from the begining this could have all been provented also with the lack of searching when police first heard of children living in the backyard i think they should have searched harder and maybe they would have found her earlier in her time of capitivity i also believe that he should have never gotten out of jail after his first rape. it is really sad that a grown man can take a child an do such harmful things to someone i mean come on now a grown man and a thirteen year old child that is just ridiculous i mean its just hard for me to understand how a grown man can be so cruel i mean serious a little girl are you forreal i mean come on jaycee degard was only a little girl

  17. kim on February 22nd, 2010 7:49 pm

    i personally think that someone who has already been charged for rape before and gets out of jail and does the same thing should not even have to go to trial or anything i think that they should go straight to prison i mean there shouldnt even be a trial we already no that he did all the things he is going to trial for i mean be serious is it really necessary for him to go to trial i think we all no he did it why put her through that much stress really why put her through a nightmare all over again

  18. amtotheber on June 12th, 2010 3:27 pm

    The Garridos’ deserve to DIE! I am so happy that Jaycee and her children are safe and happy with her family. The fact of the matter is that there were several opportunities for the authorities to discover Jaycee. And WHY wasn’t he convicted longer for the past rapes before he captured Jaycee?? Every parole officer, policemen, judge or anyone that had the chance to bring this case to an end several years earlier need to lose their jobs permanetly! I hope Phillip and Nancy die a loooong miserable death and that they go to hell for what they have done to a child’s life. I pray for you Jaycee.. I pray for a happy recovery and that your children come to terms and can continue to life their lives as well. I am happy for the Dugard family…they have their lil girl back!

  19. newkidsonblock on April 7th, 2011 11:16 pm

    that man sicken me ..everytime i saw his face in internet i feel to kill him from what he done . That man should sentence a death penalty , he has no right to exist here anymore .damn yuuu

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