Sen. Gaines Talks About Dugard Case

SACRAMENTO — Senator Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) today issued the following statement regarding the release of El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson’s new report on the Garrido case.


“The report makes it crystal clear that the system failed Jaycee.”


“The fact that the Garridos were so easily able to manipulate authorities both inside and outside prison walls points to the need for immediate reform.”


“I’m a father of six myself and I want to make sure that predators like Phillip and Nancy Garrido don’t victimize anyone else.”


“That is why District Attorney Pierson and I are conducting a community discussion tomorrow to review the sad facts in this report and gather input from other experts to identify a bipartisan solution that will strengthen our state’s public safety system.”


The new report is available on the El Dorado County District Attorney’s website at:


For more information about tomorrow’s “Community Discussion on Public Safety,” visit


Senator Ted Gaines represents the 1st Senate District, which includes all or parts of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento and Sierra counties.


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