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Jaycee Dugard says she still lives reclusively with daughters

March 13, 2012 |  5:37 pm

DugardJaycee Dugard said she and her daughters continue to live their lives largely in hiding, two years after they were rescued from captivity.

"For eighteen years I had to hide, and to be out in public, to go to a restaurant and not – because even now I feel like I have to hide," Dugard told Diane Sawyer in an interview for ABC News.  "I want my girls to have a normal life as much as possible. … I feel like on some things I have to do it a little bit differently … not be recognized … for their sake."

She told Sawyer she plans be more reclusive once her daughters -- now 17 and 14 -- are a bit older and can deal with the outside world a little better.

The couple who abducted Dugard in 1991 were sentenced last year  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."


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-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Jaycee Dugard in a photo taken about the time she was kidnapped in 1991. Credit: Associated Press