Another TRAGIC breaking news story involving a CHILD!!
As you may have heard by now an 18 year nightmare is over for Jaycee Lee Dugard who was kidnapped on June 10, 1991 from her school bus stop. Abducted at age 11, this horrific case spans two decades of Jaycee being hidden in a shack as a sex slave, ultimately giving birth to her rapist's two girls (who are now 11 an 15)!
The police revealed that: "Phillip Garrido, 58, held [Jaycee] the entire time as a virtual slave, sheltered from the outside world in tents, sheds and outbuildings in his backyard in suburban Antioch. None of the children have ever been to school, they’ve never been to a doctor,” El Dorado County Undersheriff Fred Kollar said. “They were kept in complete isolation in this compound, if you will. There was electricity from electrical cords, rudimentary outhouse, rudimentary shower, as if you were camping,” he said.
Gone are the days when our moms told us to "go play" and come back for dinner. My mom even went as far as to let me study abroad in Australia! How times have severely changes... I've become so nuts that I stare from my window as my kids play basketball in my own driveway.
I am sick over this story and wonder, can we as mothers, be too overprotective?