Jaycee Dugard tells Diane Sawyer about life after being released from Phillip Garrido’s prison.
JAYCEE Dugard was kidnapped, raped and tortured when she was just 11-years-old.
She gave birth to two children who were fathered by the man who bestowed this hell on her.
And she’s now said she would allow her children to meet him.
Ms Dugard spoke out in an exclusive third interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC 20/20 about life since being released from the prison Phillip and Nancy Garrido kept her in for 18 years.
She was captured on her way to school in 1991 and was rescued from the backyard tent in Anitoch, California, in 2009.
A brave Ms Dugard, who has not had a date since being released, said she would allow her adult children to see their father who is now serving 431 years in prison.
“I want them to make their own choices in life, and if that’s something that they need to do, then you know I’d ... I wouldn’t be OK with it, but I wouldn’t not let them do it,” Ms Dugard told Sawyer.
Ms Dugard’s mother Terry Probyn also told Sawyer she would support her granddaughter’s wishes.
Ms Dugard was just 13 when she fell pregnant with her first daughter, which Mr Garrido delivered.
‘I can’t fathom how I kept it together or, you know, I must’ve been checked out, you know, on a different level. You know, [I was] present, but not present for, you know, some of it, because it’s terrifying on its own. But being alone, how did I even do that?” Ms Dugard said.
She revealed to Sawyer her kidnappers gave her codeine, a sleep-inducing drug derived from morphine.
Ms Dugard told ABC Mr Garrido informed her he watched videos about how to deliver babies and the young girl was in labour for 12 hours.
When Ms Dugard was a prisoner she made a list of dreams she hoped to achieve if she ever saw the outside world again.
And now, she’s able to tick them off, one by one.
She told Sawyer seeing her mother was her ultimate dream, followed by learning to drive and going in a hot-air balloon.
Robert Lowery, from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children told Sawyer Ms Dugard was a reminder that we should never give up on missing children.
“Jaycee reminds us that no matter what happens we don’t give up on these children,” he said.
“And at the National Centre, we will not close a case until that child has been physically found, no matter what the circumstances. Hope is always going to be there.”
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