Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Jaycee Dugard Victim Impact Statement, Read by her Mother at the Sentencing of Philip Garrido


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Jaycee Dugard (left) was kidnapped at the age of 11 by Phillip Garrido in 1991. Both Phillip and his wife Nancy held Jaycee captive for 18 years. Jaycee birthed two of his children. In 2009, Jaycee revealed her true identity to a college campus security officer who subsequently called police. Jaycee opted not to go to Phillip's sentencing; she instead her her mother Terry Probyn (right) read her statement on her behalf.

"I chose not to be here today because I refuse to waste another second of my life in your presence. I've chosen to have my mom read this for me.

Phillip Garrido, you are wrong. I could never say that to you before but I have the freedom now and I am saying you are a liar and all of your so called theories are wrong. Everything you have ever done to me has been wrong and someday I hope you can see that.

What you and Nancy did was reprehensible. You always justified everything to suit yourself but the reality is and always has been that to make someone else suffer for your inability to control yourself and for you, Nancy to facilitate his behavior and trick young girls for his pleasure is evil. There is no God in the universe that would condone your actions. You called yourself an "honest man" but these are just words to you. They were your tools of choice and you wielded them with brute force.

To you, Phillip, I say that I have always been a thing for your own amusement. I hated every second of everyday of 18 years because of you and the sexual perversion you forced on me.

To you, Nancy, I have nothing to say.

Both of you can save your apologies and empty words. For all the crimes you have both committed I hope you have as many sleepless nights as I did.

Yes as I think of all of those years I am angry because you stole my life and that of my family. Thankfully I am doing well now and no longer live in a nightmare. I have wonderful friends and family around me. Something you can never take from me again. You do not matter any more."

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Jaycee wrote a book about her ordeal, which can be found here. 

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