July 10th, 2010
11:14 AM ET

Schwarzenegger signs $20M payment to Jaycee Dugard

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday signed a $20 million settlement for Jaycee Dugard, a woman who was held captive for 18 years by a convicted rapist who had been under the supervision of the state.

Parole officers saw and spoke to Dugard during visits to the home of the man accused of holding her captive, but they never questioned why she was there, California officials disclose in newly released documents that figured in the settlement.

At least three parole officers spotted Dugard at the home of Phillip Garrido, a convicted rapist who had been under California state supervision since 1999, according to a June memo from the California attorney general's office. On at least one occasion, a parole officer spoke to her and one of her daughters, whom investigators say Garrido fathered during her captivity.

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  1. Andrea

    That's alot of money and with California in dire straights...who is footing this money? I understand that she suffered...however what is he going to do for all the victims in Cali? Is someone covering up something? I feel that that amount of money is more than enough to live on for her and her children...why so much...do not tell me that there is no money to be had for other necessities!

    July 11, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • allly

      I dont think they are trying to cover up something. They should give her 20 million because there has been so many times where they could have found her and they didnt. She also needs money for education for herself and her children, and so much else. Since they are home schooled she may not be able to work.

      July 13, 2010 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. Paul

    ^ I agree ... I've been watching this developing news ever since they found her, and everything was just groovy until this article popped up. Very surprising! It does sound like they are trying to cover up things, but what exactly? They're trying to brush this one under the rug like it's no big deal and just move on! 20 million dollars can feed a van of mexicans for 100 lifetimes over! So what will they do with future kidnappings? Are the cops going to be more strict on their parole checks? It baffles me how the police ignored the many clues that could have uncovered Jaycee. Makes me trust the police force less!

    July 12, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |