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Phillip Garrido: Jaycee Dugard's Girls "Slept in My Arms Every Single Night"

(National Sex Offender Registry)
Photo: Phillip Garrido

PLACERVILLE, California (CBS/AP) The man suspected of snatching 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 and hiding her for nearly two decades in his backyard gave a rambling, sometimes incoherent phone interview in which he claimed to sleep every every night with Jaycee Lee Dugard's children in his arms.

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During an Aug. 27 interview with KCRA-TV from the El Dorado County jail Phillip Garrido said, "I tell you here's the story of what took place at this house, and you're going to be absolutely impressed... It's a disgusting thing that took place from the end to the beginning. But I turned my life completely around."

Phillip Garrido's Jailhouse Interview on KCRA-TV

Phillip Garrido said he had not admitted to a kidnapping and that he had turned his life around since the birth of his first daughter 15 years ago.

"It is a story about turning a person's life around and having those two children, those two girls, they slept in my arms every single night," Phillip Garrido said as he started to cry.

In addition to kidnapping allegations, court records showed Phillip Garrido and his wife were being held for investigation of rape by force, lewd and lascivious acts with a minor and kidnapping someone under 14 with intent to rape. Phillip Garrido also faces allegations of sexual penetration.

Dugard, who was 11 when she was abducted from a South Lake Tahoe street in 1991, was kept behind a series of fences, sheds and tents, even giving birth to Phillip Garrido's two children in the suburban backyard compound less than 200 miles from her childhood home.

(AP Photo)
Photo: Jaycee Lee Dugard sometime before she was kidnapped in 1991.

Phillip Garrido, 58, is being held for investigation of various kidnapping and sex charges. Authorities said his 54-year-old wife, Nancy Garrido, was with him during the kidnapping in South Lake Tahoe and she also has been arrested.

Though he refused to go into detail about his case, Phillip Garrido did say this:

"…in the end you're going to find the most powerful heart-warming story revealing that something used to be understood and that is as far as I can go."

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