Jaycee Dugard speaks

The 18-year kidnapping victim grants her first interview since being rescued

Jaycee Dugard, the alleged victim of an 18-year kidnapping, has spoken out publicly for the first time since her August rescue. “I’m so happy to be back with my family,” Dugard told People magazine. “Nothing is more important than the unconditional love and support I have from them.” In 1991, when Dugard was just 11-years-old, she was abducted from her bus stop in South Lake Tahoe. This summer, police uncovered a secret compound belonging to Phillip Garrido and his wife Nancy, where Dugard was allegedly held captive for 18 years‹along with her two daughters, likely fathered by Garrido during that time. People’s online edition also shows the first photo of Dugard as she is now. Dugard and her daughters are now “living in seclusion” with Jaycee’s mother and sister in northern California, where Jaycee spends time riding horses and cooking. She is reportedly thinking about collaborating on a book.

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