Wednesday, September 02, 2009


Who was protecting Philip Garrido, the kidnapper of Jaycee Lee Dugard?

Garrido, was a convicted sex offender.

Parole agents and local law enforcement regularly visited his home.

A neighbour called 911 in November 2006.

The neighbour described Garrido as a psychotic sex addict who was living with children and had people staying in tents in his backyard.

The investigating officer spent a half-hour interviewing Garrido on his front porch but did not enter the house or search the backyard.

(Questions haunt neighbors, police who came in contact with accused.)

Erika Pratt, 25, who had stayed next door to Garrido, said people came and went from the property. Pratt said she had called Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies to investigate, but the police would not enter Garrido's property. (Chronicle)

Garrido's personal blog "reveals a preoccupation with mind control." (American Chronicle Criminal Past Hid Eccentricities of Jaycee.)

In August 2009, in the UK, Henry Day MBE, leader of the Young Citizens Guild, was found guilty of 21 counts of child abuse.

Henry Day - guilty of child abuse

The offences took place between 1973 and 1995.

One former guild member says he was aware of abuse as early as 1969.

An early complaint was made to a guild member in 1973 but it was not followed up.

The victims, until very recently, were unwilling to report the crimes as they were afraid of Day's 'friends in high places'.

The Jersey child abuse case made the victims decide to speak out.

Background to the case

Henry Day had been praised by royalty and police chiefs.

Victims were led to believe that, if they contacted the police, Henry Day could make their complaints 'disappear'.

Day had links to high ranking police officers.

Former Norfolk assistant chief constable John Bligh gave evidence for the defence.

The court heard that Day had been able to easily contact Bligh to discuss personal matters.

Day was in close contact with former chief constable Ken Williams and other police officers.

Day was in close contact with senior firefighters, coastguards and paramedics.

These individuals would regularly visit the children's camp run by Day.

A number of mayor's from London boroughs, where the majority of the victims came from, were personal friends of Day.

The guild's vice chairman was Mike Snowling, a former local council leader.

Day had regularly met the Prince of Wales.



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