The federal government cannot be held responsible for kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard’s 1991 abduction and subsequent 18 years in captivity, an appeals court said Tuesday.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected Dugard’s lawsuit alleging federal parole officials should have revoked her abductor’s parole well before he kidnapped her, but failed to do their jobs.
Phillip Garrido was on parole following his conviction on kidnapping and forcible rape charges when he and his wife Nancy abducted 11-year-old Jaycee from a California street and kept her captive in a backyard compound. Garrido repeatedly raped her over years and fathered two daughters with her.