Authorities missed several chances to catch kidnapping suspect in last 20 years

Many missed chances to catch kidnapping suspect

ANTIOCH, Calif. — Jaycee Lee Dugard has been subjected to what police say was nearly a lifetime of torment in a backyard compound set up by a religious zealot with a rap sheet dating to the 1970s. Prosecutors say she was raped and had two children by her captor, who hid her from the outside world.

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Stepfather says girl help captive 18 years happy after reunion with mother, but feels guilty

Stepdad: Girl held 18 years enjoys ‘happy’ reunion

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — A man suspected of snatching an 11-year-old girl and hiding her for nearly two decades in his backyard faced a Friday court appearance, as the woman’s family reunited with their daughter and met the two children fathered by her alleged abductor.

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Police: Convicted rapist fathered children with abducted woman hidden 18 years in CA backyard

Kidnapped woman hidden in CA backyard for 18 years

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — A man suspected of snatching an 11-year-old girl and hiding her for nearly two decades in his backyard faced a Friday court appearance, as the woman’s family reunited with their daughter and met the two children fathered by her alleged abductor.

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