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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jaycee Dugard Will Remain in Hiding to Protect Her Daughters

(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - Kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard made her first public appearance over the weekend in New York, but said she plans to remain in hiding with her two daughters until they are mature enough to understand what happened to them.

The 31-year-old Dugard, and her two children, ages 14 and17, have been living at an undisclosed California location since being found by police in 2009 - 18 years after she was abducted from a South Lake Tahoe bus stop.

Phillip and Nancy Garrido, her captors, held Dugard in their Antioch backyard, where she later gave birth to two children conceived by rape.

In an interview with ABC News that aired Tuesday night, Dugard said she's spent that last three years healing and experiencing life with her family. "I want my girls to have a normal life as much as possible," she told Diane Sawyer. "I feel like on some things I have to do it a little bit differently...not to be recognized for their sake."


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