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Jaycee Dugard Investigation Turns to Phillip Garrido's Associates

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Photo: Cheyvonne Molino talks to The Early Show Sept 1, 2009.

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) The investigation into Phillip Garrido, the man accused of the kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991, has taken a new turn as investigators raided three Contra Costa County properties belonging to Jim and Cheyvonne Molino, who associated with Garrido and his wife Nancy.

Contra County sheriff investigators would not comment on Cheyvonne Molino's claim that they were looking for child pornography in the DVDs, VHS tapes, and laptop they confiscated.

The Molinos conducted business with Garrido, who owned and operated a printing business. According to neighbors, Dugard did graphic design for her alleged kidnapper's company.

Sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee told CBS affiliate KPIX San Francisco that Jim Molino was on probation weapons violation so deputies could search his three properties without a warrant.

Authorities searched the Molinos' business, JM Auto Wreckers in Pittsburg, Calif.; as well as two homes where the couple resided in Pleasant Hill and Bay Point, Calif.

The Molinos have been a part of numerous media interviews since Garrido's arrest. Cheyvonne said she saw Garrido, Jaycee Dugard, and her two daughters dozens of times over a ten year period, including most recently at a birthday party the Molinos had for their teenage daughter.

Phillip and Nancy Garrido are being held without bail in El Dorado County. The couple is charged with 29 felony counts related to the 1991 abduction and subsequent captivity of Jaycee Lee Dugard, as well as sexual assault charges. They are scheduled to appear Monday, Sept. 14 for a bail hearing.



  • Neil Katz

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