Girl's abductor 'had rape desire'

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Girl's abductor 'had rape desire'

During his 1977 kidnapping trial, Phillip Garrido also said he leered at girls as young as seven and 10, and he admitted to exposing himself to some of them.

He testified that LSD and cocaine acted as sexual stimulants, and that he frequently masturbated and often in public places including the “side of schools, grammar schools and high schools, in my own car while I was watching young females.”

The portrait of the 58-year-old Garrido comes from trial transcripts and a psychiatric report from unrelated case files made public on Monday. In that case, Garrido was convicted in Reno, Nevada, of kidnapping a stranger. He later admitted to raping her in a rented storage unit described by investigators as a “sex palace” with items for playing out his sexual fantasies.

Garrido and his wife Nancy are being held in El Dorado County on charges that they kidnapped and raped Dugard, then held her captive at their Antioch home for the past 18 years even as parole officers and police occassionally turned up at his house.
In the kidnapping trial from more than three decades ago, Garrido admitted to abducting and raping the woman he was accused of kidnapping, saying: “I have had this fantasy, and this sexual thing that has overcome me.”

He testified that he did not think what he did was wrong.

“I had this fantasy that was driving me to do this, inside of me; something that was making me want to do it without — no way to stop it,” he said.

The victim testified that Garrido also discussed his sexual fantasies while driving her to the storage area, where he assaulted her for more than five hours until a police officer knocked on the unit’s door after becoming suspicious of the victim’s car parked nearby.
She said she was taking dinner to her boyfriend’s house when Garrido tapped on her window as she was pulling out of a food market and told her his car broke down. He asked for a ride and attacked her shortly afterward, handcuffing and binding her before driving her to his Reno storage unit.

She told the jury that she asked Garrido why she was chosen, and he responded: “It just happened that you happened to be attractive, and that is a fault in this case in your case, you know, at this time.”

Garrido served 10 years in a federal prison in Leavenworth, Kansas, before being granted parole. He then served seven months for the rape conviction in a Nevada prison before being granted an early release in August 1988. Less than three years later, he allegedly kidnapped Dugard in 1991 when she was 11.


He was returned to prison in April 1993 for an undisclosed parole violation and was released again four months later.

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