Phillip Garrido, the California man charged with kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years, was a "monster," according to countless newspapers in the United States and Europe. In court testimony obtained by The New York Daily News , Garrido admitted that four decades ago he lurked at schools, pleasuring himself as he ogled "young females" aged 7 to 10. But some wonder if Garrido's wife, Nancy, formerly of Colorado, wasn't the real monster. Like her husband, Nancy faces multiple counts stemming from the 1991 abduction of then-11-year-old Dugard, who was walking to a bus stop when she was abducted. Police believe 54-year-old Nancy aided her 58-year-old husband, a convicted rapist, every step of the way, imprisoning Dugard, even keeping things quiet in 1993 when her husband was hauled to prison for four months for a parole violation. Nancy also allegedly subjected Dugard to unspeakable acts of sexual abuse, according to Britain's Daily Express . Cheyvonne Molino, who lived near the Garridos and saw Nancy and Dugard shopping earlier this year, says, "In some ways to me she is the real monster. She is a woman and should never have let this happen."
Nancy, formerly Nancy Bocanegra of Denver, is described as dour and dutiful by The Los Angeles Times , a woman who married her husband in 1981 at the U.S. penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, as he served a 50-year sentence for a 1976 kidnapping and rape. Nancy was Garrido's second wife. The "couple reportedly met when she visited a relative at the prison, and they began exchanging letters." A nursing assistant, Nancy helped deliver Dugard's two children, who were fathered by her husband, at the Garridos' home.