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Another Garrido kidnap victim details 1976 ordeal

Katie Callaway was going to stop for just a minute to pick up some coffee for her boyfriend.

She'd already made a pot of cioppino in her Tahoe City home and had it in a crockpot when she pulled her blue 1975 Ford Pinto off Highway 50 into the parking lot of Ink's Al Tahoe Market.

The 25-year-old blackjack dealer picked up the coffee, some cooking oil and rice and slipped back into her car, then began to back out.

That was when Phillip Garrido tapped on the passenger window and asked for a ride.

It was Nov. 22, 1976, and Katherine Gayle Callaway was about to begin a terrifying, nightlong ordeal at the hands of a man who has become infamous worldwide since his arrest last week in the 1991 kidnapping of 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard.

In the 18 years that Garrido allegedly hid Dugard in the backyard of his mother's Antioch-area home, he was largely a mystery. Many knew he was a registered sex offender, but little more.

On Tuesday, as federal officials downloaded hundreds of pages from his federal trial in 1977 into the U.S. District Court computer system, a fuller, more disturbing picture of the 58-year-old Garrido and the ordeal Callaway suffered emerged from the documents.

He was described by witnesses in a federal courtroom in Reno as a "sexual deviant," a heavy drug abuser and a man who had recently found God.

Evidence showed Garrido was a troubled young man with a sexual addiction so great that he would masturbate in drive-in theaters, restaurants, bars, public rest-rooms and outside the windows of homes.

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