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Jaycee Dugard tells of being handcuffed, raped during 18-year ordeal

Jaycee Dugard

Jaycee Dugard recounted in graphic detail how she was restrained and raped by her captor and gave birth to his two daughters.

During her 18 years of captivity after being kidnapped as a child, Dugard told ABC's Diane Sawyer, she was a sex slave to her abductor, Phillip Garrido, and his wife, Nancy, who Dugard said condoned his rapes.

"Physical abuse was all I knew," she said.

Phillip Garrido handcuffed her and raped her repeatedly, she said. She gave birth to two daughters and kept them in a hidden compound of sheds and tarpaulins, teaching them math and history despite her own limited education.


The Garridos pleaded guilty in April to kidnapping, raping and confining Dugard and were sentenced last month to long prison terms. The plea deal spared the victim from having to testify. During the trial, it was revealed that parole officials repeatedly visited the Garridos' Antioch home but never ventured into the backyard, where they might have found Dugard.

She was discovered by police in 2009. When Dugard finally wrote down for police the name she had not used for 18 years, "it was like breaking an evil spell," she said. "It was like a piece of me came back."

--Martha Groves

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Photo: ABC News' Diane Sawyer, left, speaks with Jaycee Dugard in her first interview since being kidnapped near her South Lake Tahoe home in 1991, when she was 11. Credit: Jill Belsley, ABC News

 
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