Video: Garridos prey on girls in creepy videos

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    >>> disturbing new revelations about philip and nancy garrido . video shows just how close that couple came to abducting other children several years after the kidnapping of jaycee dugard. tamron hall has details on this.

    >> authorities say the videos were shot by the garridos while they preyed on young girls, going so far as to lure some girls into their van. the images are disturbing. so is the frightening reminder of how easy it is for a predator to getting a cess to a child.

    >> can you go all of the way down?

    >> yes.

    >> let me see.

    >> if you didn't know any better you might think this was a nice moment of playtime between a moment and daughter, but authorities say the woman is nancy garrido .

    >> i don't know anything about that camera.

    >> the man behind that camera is nancy 's husband, phillip garrido garrido . this is more than a dozen videos taken by the couple documenting how together they tried to lure young girls into their world.

    >> could have just as easily assaulted the child.

    >> reporter: the videos were taken after the garridos had already abducted 11-year-old jaycee dugard in 1981 . they held her against her will for 18 years. phillip garrido fathered two children with her all while he was still on parole.

    >> when he was seeking to be released from custody, after being convicted, he was able to manipulate the psychologist and psychiatrist to basically do his b bidance and recommend early release.

    >> reporter: they released the videos as part of their investigation into the parole system that failed to save dugard despite numerous visits to the home.

    >> what does parole agent do for his parolee.

    >> reporter: in this video taken by nancy garrido you can see how the couple tag teamed the parole agent, harassing and distracting him as he tried to look around the property. in another video nancy garrido acts as though she's taping her husband singing and playing guitar only to pan over to a young girl on a playground behind him. nancy garrido told investigators she made as many as 20 videos like this one for her husband so he can watch them over and over again.

    >> these videos can be used for a number of purposes. number one is just to enhance the feeling he has of control, power, of dominance, and then again, this becomes a library for him to relive these events. lastly, they're almost a training video where he can see what type of concepts work.

    >> the authorities did not release information about the girl in the video. but el dorado county investigators hope the report will create new laws about the release of dangerous felons. for its part, the california corrections say they acknowledge the need for changes in the wake of the garrido case and has already made significant improvements to the parole department.

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This family photo released by Carl Probyn in 2009 shows his stepdaughter, Jaycee Lee Dugard, who went missing in 1991. Dugard was snatched from a bus stop at age 11.
updated 8/3/2011 8:42:57 AM ET 2011-08-03T12:42:57

Disturbing new video shows the wife of convicted kidnapper and rapist Phillip Garrido luring a young girl into the couple's van, asking her to do the splits and videotaping her, two years after they kidnapped 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard.

The videos were released Tuesday by El Dorado District Attorney Vern Pierson, along with a new report highlighting failures in the criminal justice system that allowed Phillip Garrido to roam free despite warnings, and snatch Dugard off a street in South Lake Tahoe in 1991. He held her for 18 years, raped her and fathered two children with her.

Pierson said "law enforcement failed to see Phillip Garrido for what and who he truly is ... evil" and outlined a number of startling details that show how the enterprising Garrido gamed the parole system, allowing him and his wife Nancy to continue looking for victims.

In the video, shot in 1993, the voice of Garrido's wife Nancy and a girl can be heard. Nancy Garrido asks the girl to do the splits while she videotapes it.

"That's it. Can you go all the way down?" Nancy says to the girl.

The girl says she can go down farther.

Video: Garridos prey on girls in creepy videos (on this page)

"Let me see, I bet you can go down really easy," Nancy Garrido said.

When the girl notices a light on the camera, she asks Nancy Garrido about it.

"I don't know anything about that camera," says Nancy, quickly changing the subject.

In a separate interrogation video, Nancy Garrido told a detective she made 10 to 20 of these videos for her husband.

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Garrido was sentenced to 431 years to life in prison after pleading guilty. Nancy Garrido was sentenced to 36 years to life.

The report says Garrido should not have been freed from prison in 1988, where he was serving a 50-year federal sentence and a five-years-to-life Nevada state sentence for a previous kidnapping and rape. Pierson said the parole system relied too heavily on psychiatric advice in determining Garrido's suitability for parole.

"The failure and inadequacies of the psychiatric profession were highlighted by Phillip Garrido and his manipulation of them to his advantage," Pierson wrote.

After Garrido nabbed Dugard in 1991, Pierson said federal and state parole agents failed to investigate his history of sexual crimes and instead relied on reports from psychiatrists. This led to agents missing numerous warning signs over dozens of visits, allowing Garrido to continue holding Dugard and seeking other victims.

"Had the federal parole agents searched the Garrido residence they would have found her," the report states.

The report says Garrido's federal parole agent only visited his home once between May 1991 and May 1995. It also provides a list of dozens of incidents in which Garrido should have had his parole revoked, including once in 1988 when he contacted a former rape and kidnapping victim and other times when his urine tested positive for methamphetamine.

Dugard was reunited with her family in August 2009 after her whereabouts were discovered during a meeting with a parole agent who had summoned Phillip Garrido to his office.

The meeting came after two University of California, Berkeley police employees grew suspicious when Garrido showed up at the campus with the two girls he fathered with Dugard and asked for a permit to hold a religious event.

Pierson said he hoped his report would begin a process of exploring potential legislative solutions that will help law enforcement do a better job of supervising and detecting sexual predators.

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Photos: Captive’s tale

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  1. After being held against her will for 18 years, Jaycee Dugard told 'People' magazine that she's "so happy to be back with my family." In addition to the interview, the magazine featured on Oct. 14 the first photo of Dugard as a 29-year-old. She now lives in seclusion with her mom, Terry Probyn, 50, and the two daughters – Angel, 15, and Starlit, 11 – fathered by her alleged kidnapper, Phillip Garrido. (People) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. In this 1991 photo, an El Dorado County sheriff's deputy holds a photograph of Jaycee Lee Dugard, shortly after her kidnapping, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Authorities say Phillip Garrido and his wife Nancy Garrido confessed to snatching Dugard from a South Lake Tahoe bus stop in 1991; both were arrested. Dugard was reunited with her mother, sister and another relative on Aug. 27. (Ivor Markman / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. In this June 10, 1991, photo, Terry Probyn, mother of Jaycee Dugard, fights back tears before cutting a cake on Jaycee Lee's birthday just a few days after Jaycee was kidnapped in front of her stepfather, Carl Probyn, near their home in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (Ivor Markman / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. In this 1991 photo, FBI agents speak to passing motorists while investigating the kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. (Ivor Markman / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. These undated handout photos show Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped in 1991 at the age of 11 from near her home in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. On Aug. 28, her stepfather described her as a "mellow" kid. (Child Quest via Reuters, AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Nancy Garrido, second from left, and her husband Phillip, far right, are with their court-appointed attorneys, Gilbert Maines, left, and Susan Gellman, right, during their Aug. 28 arraignment on 29 felony counts stemming from the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Dugard, in the El Dorado Superior Court in Placerville, Calif. The couple pleaded not guilty to charges including forcible abduction, rape, sexual assault and false imprisonment. (Rich Pedroncelli / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Mugshot photos of Phillip and Nancy Garrido, who were arrested Aug. 27 in the case of Jaycee Lee Dugard. Phillip Garrido is a registered sex offender who has served prison time for kidnapping and rape. (Dorado County Sheriff's Office via AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Makeshift tents and other structures fill the backyard where authorities say kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard spent 18 years in Antioch, Calif. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. An FBI agent carries a bag of evidence from the Garrido home in Antioch, Calif., on Aug. 27. (Paul Sakuma / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. An FBI agent inspects the car that was reportedly used in the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard as it is being impounded from the home of Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy Garrido, in Antioch, Calif. (Monica M. Davey / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Jaycee Dugard was waiting for a school bus on June 10, 1991, on this road in South Lake Tahoe when she was abducted by a couple driving a gray sedan. (David B. Parker / Reno Gazette-Journal via AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Carl Probyn, 60, stepfather of Jaycee Dugard, holds a photo of his stepdaughter at his home in Orange, Calif. (Nick Ut / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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