Jaycee Dugard DVF Award

March 28, 2012 by staff 

Jaycee Dugard DVF Award, Kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard made her first public appearance over the weekend at a star-studded New York awards ceremony, but she plans to remain in hiding until her daughters are mature enough to understand what happened to them, she said in a recent interview.

In this photo taken Friday March 9, 2012, Oprah Winfrey presents Jaycee Dugard with a DVF Award at The Third Annual DVF Awards held at the United Nations in New York. Dugard, who survived being kidnapped and held captive for 18 years, recently left her undisclosed California home to travel to New York City to make her first public appearance at an awards ceremony with Winfrey and give an interview with ABC News. She told ABC News that she plans to live in hiding until her two daughters, who were conceived in rapes by Dugard’s kidnapper, are older and can better understand the circumstances in which they were born.
Dugard, 31, and her two children, ages 14 and 17, have been living at an undisclosed California location since being found by authorities in 2009 — 18 years after she was abducted from a South Lake Tahoe bus stop.

She was held by Phillip and Nancy Garrido in their Antioch backyard, where she gave birth to two children conceived by rape.

In an interview that aired Tuesday night, Dugard told ABC News ( ) that she’s spent the last three years healing and experiencing life with her family.

“I want my girls to have a normal life as much as possible,” she told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer. “I feel like on some things I have to do it a little bit differently … not be recognized … for their sake.

“I think in time as they get older, they’ll know how to deal with it better, and that would be the time that we would come out,” she said.

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