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Kidnapping leads to state review

September 30, 2009|Associated Press

California's inspector general is reviewing whether lapses in the state's parole system allowed Jaycee Dugard's alleged kidnapper to go undetected for 18 years.

Laura Hill, spokeswoman for the independent inspector general, says five or six parole agents monitored Phillip Garrido during the 10 years he was under California's control as a convicted rapist. He previously was under federal parole supervision for eight years.

Authorities say he was hiding Dugard in the backyard of his Antioch home the whole time. Hill said Tuesday that the inspector general's report will focus on "what went wrong . . . so that nothing like this happens again."

Garrido is charged with kidnapping Dugard outside her South Lake Tahoe home in 1991, when she was 11. She resurfaced last month, along with two daughters fathered by Garrido.

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