Girl Held Captive for 18 years Issues Final Statement as Captor is Sentenced

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- The girl who was kidnapped, raped, and held captive for 18 years by Philip Garrido in California has delivered some parting words to Garrido as he's sent away to prison for the rest of his life.

In a statement read by her mother, Jaycee Dugard said she chose not to be in court today because she didn't want to "waste another second" of her life in Garrido's presence.

In her victim impact statement, Dugard says she hated every second of every day for those 18 years.

She was 11 when she was abducted by Garrido as her stepfather watched her walk toward a school bus. She gave birth to two daughters fathered by Garrido while he held her in a secret backyard compound.

Garrido's wife, Nancy, was sentenced today to 36 years to life.

Garrido was on parole for a 1976 rape when Dugard was abducted.

He pleaded guilty to kidnapping and 13 sexual assault charges.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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