Police believe Garrido kidnapped girl in 1972

September 3, 2009 8:31:53 PM PDT
More twisted details emerged Thursday about the Antioch man accused of kidnapping and raping an 11-year-old girl nearly two decades ago. This news came out as Tina Dugard, the aunt of victim Jaycee Dugard, talked about the family reunion they thought might never happen.

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"The smile on my sister's face is as wide as the sea," said Dugard.

Dugard said her family is hopeful that Jaycee and her two young daughters can live happy, productive lives from here on.

"They are clever, articulate, curious girls who have a bright future ahead of them," she said. "Although they have no formal education, they are certainly educated. Jaycee did a truly amazing job with the limited resources and education that she herself had, and we are so proud of her."

Dugard's stepfather, Carl Probyn, says the two girls, aged 11 and 15, did not know exactly who Jaycee was. Probyn told People magazine, "They thought Jaycee was their sister. People have to realize this will take years of therapy."

Meantime, Antioch police released new details of an April 1972 kidnap and rape they believe was committed by Dugard's abductor, Phillip Garrido. It involved a 14-year-old girl and her friend who met Garrido and another man near the Antioch Public Library. The girl was later found by her parents at the Riverview Motel.

"And basically awoke, found herself there and was repeatedly raped and sexually assaulted," said Antioch Police Lt. Leonard Orman.

Police say the young victim decided not to testify against Garrido before the case went to trial.

"I deal with criminals all the time," said bail bondsman David Robinson. "He seemed unlike any other."

Robinson says Garrido walked into his business a few weeks ago and signed his log book to get some documents notarized.

"To openly tell me about being a convicted rapist, and I know I'm a bail bondsman and I may have heard a lot of that, but it was almost like it didn't bother him," said Robinson.

Police say even though the victim in the 1972 case came forward, and even though Garrido is now in custody, there is no way at this point they could pursue this case or charges against Garrido.

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