Garrido to spend life in prison |

Garrido to spend life in prison

Associated Press

FILE - Phillip Garrido, is seen during an arraignment hearing at the El Dorado County Superior County in Placerville, Calif., in this March 17, 2011 file photo. Serial sex offender Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy, are expected to be sentenced Thursday June 2, 2011 for abducting Jaycee Dugard in 1991 and concealing her and the two daughters she bore after she was raped.(AP Photo)

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) – A serial sex offender has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for kidnapping and raping a California girl and holding her captive for 18 years while fathering her two children.

A judge on Thursday imposed the maximum possible sentence of 431 years to life on 60-year-old Phillip Craig Garrido, calling the defendant’s treatment of Jaycee Dugard evil and reprehensible.

Garrido, who was on parole for a 1976 rape when Dugard was abducted at age 11, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and 13 sexual assault charges, including six counts of rape and seven counts of committing lewd acts captured on video.

His plea was part of a deal with prosecutors that saw his wife and accomplice, Nancy Garrido, sentenced to 36 years to life after pleading guilty to kidnapping and rape.