Jaycee Dugard, who spent 18 years in captivity, is finally speaking out about her ordeal in the pages of People Magazine. The mag, which hits newstands on Friday, also features the first adult photo of Jaycee Dugard released since she was found.

“I am so happy to be back with my family, nothing is more important than the unconditional love and support I have from them,” kidnap survivor Jaycee Dugard tells People.

Jaycee Dugard was allegedly kidnapped at the age of 11 by sex offender Phillip Garrido. Dugard was held captive by Garrido for 18 years in the backyard of his home in California and gave birth to two children fathered by her kidnapper – Angel, 15 and Starlit, 11.

See the Jaycee Dugard People cover photo here

Family spokeswoman Erika Shulte told NBC television Jaycee Dugard decided to do the interview and released the photos to “share her joy with the world” at finally being returned to her home and family.

Phillip Garrido and his wife Nancy have pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and raping Dugard.

Update: Now with more legal threats! Details here on Time Inc’s threats against Fair Use.



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