NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Eighteen-year kidnap victim Jaycee Lee Dugard initially had mixed emotions regarding the arrest of her alleged captors, but now acknowledges that "some terrible things were done to her," according to a lawyer for the Dugard family, who held a press conference last Thursday.
Dugard was 11 when police say Phillip and Nancy Garrido kidnapped her from her South Lake Tahoe, Calif. bus stop and held her captive in their Antioch, Calif. backyard. Police say the couple raped Dugard, now 29, and Phillip Garrido fathered her two daughters. The Garridos have pleaded not guilty to a combined 29 charges.
Attorney McGregor Scott said that right now, Dugard and her daughters, 11 and 15, are getting psychological help, receiving medical and dental care and working on basic things such as getting birth certificates for the girls.
They have expressed a desire to remain within what Dugard's mother, Terry Probyn, has described as a zone of privacy and security.
"The law enforcement folks have been treating her and her daughters with the utmost decorum and respect, and have done a very nice job of balancing the demands of their investigation with Jaycee's need and the girls' need for space and privacy," Scott said.
Scott would not comment on what Dugard has told him or investigators about the years after her kidnapping and her relationship with the Garridos. He also would not disclose where her family is living or how their daily expenses are being met, although he said a trust fund set up to collect donations has raised a significant amount of money that may give them a financial cushion.
Probyn has said the family is doing very well under the circumstances. They were reunited Aug. 27.
Probyn hopes her family's story will focus attention on all missing children and give hope to parents that their children could still be alive years after their abductions.
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