Jaycee Dugard, Kidnap Victim Held Captive for 18 Years, to Give First TV Interview

Jun 24, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The first interview with Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped at age 11 and held captive for the next 18 years, is set to air next month as a two-hour television event, ABC News announced.

The interview, to be conducted by Diane Sawyer, will air July 10 on ABC at 9 p.m. ET.

Dugard was kidnapped on her way to school by Phillip and Nancy Garrido, who are both now serving life sentences in prison. Dugard spent 18 years as a captive of the Garridos, being repeatedly abused and giving birth to two daughters.

Said ABC News: “Jaycee first captivated the world’s attention twenty years ago when she disappeared as a child, and then again as a 29-year-old woman with two daughters when they were remarkably discovered and freed. Her story resonated with families around the world who could not imagine the horrors that she faced and the life lost over those years.”

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