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September 4th, 2009
08:46 AM ET

Garrido accused of raping 14-year-old in 1972

There are shocking new details today about the criminal past of sex offender Philip Garrido, the man charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years in his backyard prison.

This story becomes more outrageous by the minute. Police now reveal that Garrido was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old in 1972, but charges were dropped when the teen refused to testify.

Don Clark is a former FBI special agent in charge of the Houston, Texas office. He spoke to Kiran Chetry on CNN's "American Morning" Friday.

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  1. Carolyn, SC

    As a retired 30 year veteran of the classroom, I am appalled that there are those who do not want the President of these United States to speak to their children. Yes, it would be a lasting impression. An elected President saying stay in school and study hard. When Bill Clinton became the President I remember an embitterd parent, who refused to allow his child to remit a statement entitled "I am a child of Hope". I thought such bigotry had lessened in our wonderful country.These folks are right to worry about their children since they are the ones who are the primary educators. We know how that's working out

    September 5, 2009 at 1:26 pm |