Angel Dugard is the first daughter of Jaycee Lee Dugard, the then-11-year-old who was kidnapped from her home in Meyers, California. She was born on 18th August 1994 and is currently 29 years old.
Angle is the child born out of constant rape and sexual abuse on Jaycee by Phillip Craig Garrido. Not minding that Jaycee who he abducted from a Californian school bus stop was just 11, Philip started raping her from day one and got her pregnant two times in captivity.
Summary of Angel Dugard’s Biography
- Full Name: Angel Dugard
- Gender: Female
- Date of Birth: 18th of August 1994
- Angel Dugard s Age: 29 years old
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Angel Dugard’s Parents: Jaycee Lee Dugard and Phillip Craig Garrido
- Siblings: One
- Famous For: Being the first daughter of Jaycee Lee Dugard
How Old Is Angel Dugard?
Angel Dugard is 29 years old. She was born on 18th August 1994 in Antioch, California, making her a citizen of the United States. Her ethnic background is said to be Caucasian.
The circumstances surrounding Angel’s birth were quite unusual. Her mother, Jaycee Lee Dugard, had her in captivity after she was abducted by Phillip Craig Garrido who got her pregnant two times. Her sister, Starlet Dugard, was born three years later in 1997.
As the Dugard sisters grew up in captivity, their mum couldn’t enroll them in normal schools, thus, she had no other choice but to put them through the homeschooling process. She even had to function as the teacher since they were not allowed any contact with the outside world.
Throughout their stay in Garrido’s captivity, Angel and her sister had just tents and sheds as shelter in their captor’s backyard. Thus they grew up under very abnormal circumstances that were equally challenging.
The story of Angel Dugard’s life gained popularity after her mum, Jaycee Lee Dugard, wrote and published her autobiography entitled A Stolen Life- A Memoir. The book chronicled what she had to go through as a captive in Phillip Garrido’s backyard and she survived the ordeal with her two children.
What Happened to Angel Dugard’s Mother?
Jaycee Lee Dugard’s ordeal started when she was 11. It happened that she was standing at a school bus stop in California when tragedy struck. She was kidnapped by a man who was later identified to be Phillip Craig Garrido; this incident happened on the 10th of June 1991.
On taking Jaycee to his home in California, Garrido put her in a tent at the back of his house and started abusing her immediately. Jaycee’s tale was that of physical abuse, constant rape, inhuman treatment, and more. Perhaps because she was yet to attain puberty at the time of her abduction, she was saved from getting pregnant until after two years when she conceived and gave birth to Angel at 14 years of age.
Even while pregnant, Garrido didn’t deem it necessary to let Jaycee have access to medical care. The only solace he offered her was showing her some delivery videos so as to prepare her for childbirth. He also gave her some pain reliever when she went into labor and the only experienced person in the house was Garrido’s wife, Nancy Garrido, who worked as a nursing assistant.
When Angel finally arrived in August 1994, Peter wasted no time in resuming his sexual abuse on Jaycee which soon led to a second pregnancy two years later. Angel’s sister, Starlet, was born the next year. Jaycee was barely 17 when she became a mother for the second time.
Angel Dugard’s Relationship with Her Mother
During their days in captivity, Angel and Starlet didn’t get the opportunity to enjoy the normal mother/daughter relationship with Jaycee. The reason for this is that Nancy and Philip Garrido gave them the impression that Jaycee was only their older sister; Philip and Nancy parade themselves as the girl’s biological parents.
Despite the couple’s effort in sidelining Jaycee in the lives of her children, she still tried her best in showing loads of love and care to her girls. She took care of all their needs to the best of her ability and even made efforts in homeschooling them as much as she could.
Angel Dugard Became free in August 2009
Alongside her mum and younger sister, Angel Dugard was freed from captivity in August 2009.
After keeping Jaycee and her brood in captivity for 18 long years, Philip felt confident enough to take his daughter outside the confinement of his home. He took them to the University of California at Berkeley campus to visit the campus police department in a bid to get approval for the hosting of a special event in connection to his “God’s Desire” program.
When the campus special event manager, Lisa Campbell, saw them, she was quick to notice Philip’s unusual conduct and how weird Angel and Starlet were behaving. This sparked suspicion which Lisa vowed to investigate.
In a bid to dig deeper, Lisa declined to attend to Angel Dugard’s father that day and requested that he reschedules for the next day. While rescheduling, Philip had to put his name down as a reference. With the information, a background check was conducted that revealed him to be a registered s*x offender currently on federal parole for charges of kidnapping and assault.
When more facts were gathered from further investigation, the abductor had no choice but to confess his crime; this happened on the 26th of August 2009 and led to the release of Jaycee and her two daughters. Following this, Philip’s captives were reunited with their long-lost family in South Lake Tahoe, California.
The abductor and pedophile was later arraigned in court and after he was found guilty of 13 counts of assault and one count of kidnapping, he was sentenced to a 431-year jail sentence. His wife, Nancy, got a 36-year prison term for her participation in the abduction.
At the time of their release, Angel Dugard just clocked 15 while her younger sister, Starlet, was just 12. Because they were so ignorant of their situation and the crime Phillip committed against them, The Dugard siblings were still emotionally bound to their captor. They even cried upon hearing that Philip was arrested.
Where is Angel Dugard Now?
Following their successful rescue, the Dugard sisters who were highly traumatized were put through therapy alongside their mother.
Though they chose to live their lives away from the prying eyes of the public, Angel and her sister adapted to their new family and became normal fast as they received a lot of support from their mother’s siblings.
ABC News interviewed Jaycee seven years after they were freed and in the 2016 interview session, the mother of two described her girls as loving and resilient. She also said they were already college students, but declined to mention the details.
Talking about their father who was already in prison, Jaycee said her daughters had no desire to see their father and she wouldn’t make attempts to stop them in case they want to associate with him in the future.
Jaycee didn’t mention anything about her children’s career path and it is not known whether Angel is married or single.