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Rape Victim Glares At Garrido During Hearing

Suspects in court In Dugard case



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    PLACERVILLE, Calif. -- A woman who was raped by Phillip Garrido decades ago spoke out Thursday, calling a Placerville court hearing where she stared down her attacker "intensely emotional."

    Katherine Callaway Hall said she "almost broke down" as she sat in the court gallery watching Garrido, who was in court along with his wife, Nancy Garrido, for proceedings related to the kidnapping of Jaycee Lee Dugard.

    "The same old fears came back, as I felt 32 years ago when he had me," Hall told reporters shortly after the hearing.


    Watch raw interview here.

    The Garridos allegedly kidnapped, assaulted and held Dugard. They are accused of abducting her in 1991 in Meyers and holding her at their Antioch home for 18 years.

    Hall, who was kidnapped and raped by Garrido in 1976, said she intends to attend future hearings in the Dugard case.

    "I just feel so intensely passionate about this," she said. "I'm going to make sure that this man goes away forever this time."


    Hall said Phillip Garrido made eye contact with her.

    "He looked right at me, and I just glared right back," Hall said. "I just wanted to say, 'Look at me. You know, I'm here.'"

    Garrido served a little more than 10 years of a 50-year sentence for attacking Hall. He was placed on lifetime parole after his release.

    When asked if she had a message for Dugard, she said, "Just be strong. Be strong. Try and remember that (Phillip Garrido) did something horribly wrong."

    Hall added that she would like to meet Dugard someday.

    "I just want to give her a hug," Hall said.

    Jaycee's biological father was also in court Thursday, accompanied by his lawyer Gloria Alred.  Ken Slayton says he is still hoping for a reunion with the daughter he has never known.

    Phillip Garrido is also accused of fathering two children with Dugard, who is now 29.

    The Garridos are set to return to court on Dec. 11. 

    KCRA.com contributed to the article.