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Jaycee Dugard
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Jaycee Dugard

Dugard was eleven years old when she was abducted by Phillip and Nancy Garrido and forced to live in a studio room in their backyard. For eighteen years, she was held captive by the couple.

Dugard was desperately alone and terrified during the initial months of her captivity. She was raped repeatedly by Phillip and forced to perform sexual acts on him when he took drugs. For the first years of her captivity, terror of sexual assault was balanced by having nothing to do, and she fought boredom and sadness constantly.

As the years went on, Dugard missed out on many normal milestones, continuing to live a sheltered existence in the backyard. She became pregnant at fourteen, and gave birth to baby girl Angel. Three years later, she had a second child, Starlite. She raised her daughters as best as she could, though the Garridos also confined...

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