Alleged Kidnapper of Lake Tahoe Girl was Arrested for Similar Crime

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 3, 2009 3:32 pm

Police in Antioch, California have just disclosed that alleged kidnapper Phillip Garrido was arrested almost 40 years ago on suspicion of drugging and raping a 14-year old girl.  Garrido, who along with wife Nancy is charged with 29 felony counts relating to the kidnapping of South Lake Tahoe Resident Jaycee Lee Dugard, was accused of sexually assaulting the girl at an Antioch motel in April of 1972.  He allegedly also gave her barbiturates, according to Antioch police Lt. Leonard Orman.  Orman also said that Garrido was going to be prosecuted, but the girl refused to testify and the charges were dropped.   Police recently reinterviewed her and were able to figure out that she was awake and was raped at the hotel before her parents found her, Orman said.