Thursday, November 5, 2009
Chief among the criticisms is that parole officials did not find and identify Ms. Dugard despite visiting the home numerous times when she apparently lived in a backyard compound within sight of neighbors. Ms. Dugard was 11 when she was kidnapped in 1991.
The report says that Mr. Garrido “committed numerous parole violations and that the department failed to properly supervise Garrido and missed numerous opportunities to discover his victims.”
State parole officers regularly went to the house of Mr. Garrido and his wife, Nancy. Still, the report includes a litany of supervision shortcomings by the department, including a failure to supervise Mr. Garrido as a high-risk sex offender and a failure to use GPS information from his ankle monitoring device, which could have alerted agents that he was violating the terms of his parole and spending an inordinate amount of time in the backyard.