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Kidnap Victim's Family Receives $20 Million Payout from California

July 02, 2010  | 

The family of Jaycee Lee Dugard, who was kidnapped by a paroled rapist and subsequently gave birth to his two daughters, will receive a $20-million settlement from California under an agreement approved by lawmakers Thursday.

Dugard, now 30, was abducted from her South Lake Tahoe neighborhood on the way to school in 1991 and was missing until last August. That's when she was discovered living in a ramshackle Bay Area compound owned by Phillip Garrido — the man charged with her kidnap and rape — in a bizarre case that attracted international attention.

Two months after Dugard and her daughters were found, a prison watchdog group reported that state parole officers had failed to properly supervise Garrido for a decade and had missed obvious clues that could have led them to the three victims much earlier.

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