Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kidnapper, Sex offender, Rapist heard the voice of God

Numbers 31: 17-18

17. Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

18. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

Its really wierd but all of the kidnappers, murderers, abusers, rapists etc somehow are connected to the Bible. Oh well this continues to add to the rate of crimes which the great Christian West leads in.

The man who allegedly abducted Jaycee Lee Dugard, the girl kidnapped nearly two decades ago who was found alive in the US yesterday, is a religious fanatic who claimed that God spoke to him, acquaintances have said.

Phillip Garrido, 58, a convicted rapist and sex offender, is being held on kidnapping and sex charges relating to the disappearance of Ms Dugard, who was 11 when she was snatched from a bus stop in 1991.

His wife, Nancy Garrido, 54, was also arrested, and authorities have alleged that she was with Mr Garrido when Ms Dugard was kidnapped in South Lake Tahoe.

The reappearance of Ms Dugard, now 29, stunned America when the news broke yesterday morning – her kidnapping had caused a national media frenzy – but the elation soon turned to anguish when the horrific details of the abuse she has suffered became clear.

Mr Garrido allegedly raped Ms Dugard and fathered two children with her, the first when Jaycee was about 14. Along with Ms Dugard, the children, both girls who are now aged 11 and 15, were also kept hidden away from the world in the backyard compound of the Garrido house in California.

Fred Kollar, an under-sheriff at the police department in El Dorado County, where Ms Dugard was held captive, said: “None of the children have ever been to school, they’ve never been to a doctor. They were kept in complete isolation in this compound.”
People who know Mr Garrido said that he had become increasingly fanatical about his religious beliefs in recent years, sometimes breaking into song and claiming that God spoke to him through a box.

It was also reported that he held religious services in a tent in his garden and had recently claimed to have invented a device that would allow him to control sound with his mind.

In April 2008, Mr Garrido registered a corporation called God's Desire at his home address. He also writes a blog called Voices Revealed on which he says that "the Creator has given me the ability to speak in the tongue of angels in order to provide a wake-up call that will in time include the salvation of the entire world".

Ms Dugard reappeared when Mr Garrido, a registered sex offender on lifetime parole, was ordered to visit a police station after a report of suspicious activity involving him and two young children the previous day. He took the two children with him, along with Ms Dugard.

“The diligent questioning and follow-up by the parolee’s agent led to Garrido revealing his kidnapping,” the police department said in a statement last night.

Mr Garrido, who is on lifetime parole, gave a rambling, sometimes incoherent phone interview to KCRA-TV from the El Dorado County jail yesterday in which he said he had not admitted to kidnapping and that he had turned his life around since the birth of his first daughter 15 years ago.

"Wait until you hear the story of what took place at this house," Mr Garrido said. "You are going to be completely impressed. It's a disgusting thing that took place with me at the beginning. But I turned my life completely around and to be able to understand that, you have to start there."

Police said that the backyard compound where Mr Garrido allegedly kept Ms Dugard and the two children had electricity from extension cords and a rudimentary outhouse and shower, “as if you were camping”.

Mr Kollar said that a parole officer who had visited Mr Garrido's house previously had not noticed anything amiss because the compound was well concealed by shrubs, rubbish bins and a tarpaulin.

“You can't see over the fence with the shrubbery and the trees. You can't see the structures,” Mr Kollar said.

Mr Garrido's compound was in Antioch, a city of 100,000 about 170 miles from Ms Dugard's family home in South Lake Tahoe. Yesterday the house was cordoned off with police tape as it was searched by FBI agents and the El Dorado County Sheriff's Department.

“In the last couple of years he started getting into this strange religious stuff. We kind of felt sorry for him,” said Tim Allen, president of East County Glass and Window in Pittsburgh, who has bought business cards and letterhead from Mr Garrido's printing business for the past decade.

Three times in recent years, Mr Garrido had arrived at Mr Allen's showroom with two “cute little blonde girls” in tow, he said.

Mr Garrido would talk about quitting the printing business to preach full time and gave the impression he was setting up a church.

“He rambled. It made no sense,” Mr Allen said, adding that he had no inkling of Mr Garrido's criminal record.

“We never thought anything bad about the guy,” Mr Allen said. “He was just kind of nutty.”


Read more here:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6813218.ece?token=null&offset=12&page=2

Does this article sound a bit familiar about keeping children hidden away, no health checks, and most importantly, doing "God a favour"?

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