The woman held prisoner by her kidnapper for 18 years speaks publicly about her ordeal.
Los, Angeles, California (WiredPRNews.com) – Jaycee Dugard, the kidnap victim who, at the age of 11 was abducted by convicted rapist Phillip Garrido, and held captive for 18 years has broken her silence about her ordeal. As reported by AFP, the first adult photos of Dugard were released this week by People magazine.
Dugard was released from captivity two months ago, and has spent the time since then in seclusion with her family. Erika Schulte, a spokesperson for the family, is quoted in the report as stating to Good Morning America of Dugard’s motivation for speaking out, “She has such a deep appreciation for this new life that she’s embarking on. She did want to thank everyone and really let everyone see how happy she is and how much she’s enjoying this and how happy she is to be home.”
As noted in the report, Dugard’s abductors, Garrio and his wife Nancy are awaiting trial after pleading not guilty to a 29-count indictment. Charges against them include kidnapping and rape.
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