Disturbing new video shows the wife of convicted kidnapper and rapist Nancy Garrido luring a young girl into her van, asking her to do the splits and videotaping her, two years after she and her husban Phillip kidnapped 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard.
The videos were released Tuesday by El Dorado District Attorney Vern Pierson, along with a new report highlighting failures in the criminal justice system that allowed Phillip Garrido to roam free despite warnings, and snatch Dugard off a street in South Lake Tahoe in 1991. He held her for 18 years, raped her and fathered two children with her.
Pierson said "law enforcement failed to see Phillip Garrido for what and who he truly is ... evil."
In the video, shot in 1993, the voice of Garrido's wife Nancy and a girl can be heard. Nancy Garrido asks the girl to do the splits while she videotapes it.
"That's it. Can you go all the way down?" Nancy says to the girl. The girl says she can go down farther.
"Let me see, I bet you can go down really easy," Nancy Garrido said.
When the girl notices a light on the camera, she asks Nancy Garrido about it.
"I don't know anything about that camera," says Nancy, quickly changing the subject.
In a separate interrogation video, Nancy Garrido told a detective she made 10 to 20 of these videos for her husband.
Garrido was sentenced to 431 years to life in prison after pleading guilty. Nancy Garrido was sentenced to 36 years to life.
Dugard was reunited with her family in August 2009 after her whereabouts were discovered during a meeting with a parole agent who had summoned Phillip Garrido to his office.
The meeting came after two University of California, Berkeley police employees grew suspicious when Garrido showed up at the campus with the two girls he fathered with Dugard and asked for a permit to hold a religious event.