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Jaycee Dugard to break silence in interview with Diane Sawyer

June 8, 2011 | 12:11 pm

Family photo of Jaycee Lee Dugard before she disappeared in 1991Jaycee Dugard will break her silence about her kidnapping and captivity in an interview with ABC News, the network announced Wednesday.

Diane Sawyer will interview Dugard in July in advance of her upcoming memoir, "A Stolen Life."

The couple who abducted Dugard in 1991 were sentenced last week to prison terms that could keep them behind bars for the rest of their lives. Phillip Garrido, a 60-year-old convicted rapist, was sentenced to 431 years to life in prison. His 55-year-old wife, Nancy, was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison.

Dugard did not attend the sentencing hearing, but her mother, Terry Probyn, read a statement by Dugard directed at Phillip Garrido:

"I chose not to be here today because I refuse to waste another second of my life in your presence. ... Everything you ever did to me was wrong and I hope one day you will see that. ... I hated every second of every day for 18 years. You stole my life and that of my family."

In a portion of the statement directed at Nancy Garrido, Dugard wrote:

"There is no God in the universe that would condone your actions."


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-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Jaycee Dugard around the age she was kidnapped in 1991. Credit: Associated Press