One of the most celebrated rescues in recent USA history was that of Jaycee Dugard. She was kidnapped at the age of 11 and held in a compound built in Phillip and Nancy Garrido’s Antioch, California home for 18 years. During that time, she was repeatedly raped by Garrido and gave birth to his children – with the first delivery occurring when she was only just 13. Nancy Garrido psychologically tortured Dugard, acting as her jailer.
There were times when they would give her pet kittens, only to make them suddenly vanish, and Dugard spent some of her imprisonment handcuffed in a locked room. In 2011, Phillip Garrido was sentenced to serve 431 years, and his wife, Nancy, was sentenced to from 36 years to life in prison.