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California / Dugard Kidnapping / Child Abductions #953627

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 28, 2009
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Antioch, California: George Lewis) The investigation into the 1991 kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard by Phillip and Nancy Garrido†, who were charged with rape, abduction and imprisonment, reviewed; scenes shown of the Garridos in court; animation shown of their secret backyard; details given about missed opportunities to find Jaycee. [Stepfather Carl PROBYN†- wonders about the condition of Jaycee and her daughters.] [Neighbor Damon ROBINSON††- comments.] [Contra Costa County Sheriff Warren RUPF†- says we missed an opportunity to bring earlier closure.] [California Department of Corrections Scott KERNAN†- comments on the investigation.] [On the phone from jail, voice of P. GARRIDO – denies touching Jaycee’s daughters.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) Calls for more efforts to protect children from sexual predators featured; details recalled about the cases of Shawn Hornbeck, Steven Stayner†† and Elizabeth Smart; statistics on child kidnappings cited. [Earlier, HORNBECK, STAYNER - comment.] [National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Ernie ALLEN††- says there is hope.] [Smart’s father Ed SMART††- calls for tougher sentences for child predators.]

Holt, Lester;
Lewis, George;
Williams, Pete

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