Nancy Garrido's lawyer Gilbert Maines told CBS News' "The Early Show" on Wednesday that his client says "she loves the girls."
Authorities say Phillip Garrido fathered Jaycee Lee Dugard's two daughters, now 11 and 15.
When Maines was asked if Nancy Garrido was cooperating with police or the prosecutor, the attorney answered that "we haven't been asked to cooperate with anyone."
The Garridos were arrested last week and charged in the kidnapping, rape and imprisonment of Dugard, who was 11 years old when she was snatched outside her home in 1991.
During the 18 years since her abduction at age 11, Dugard gave birth to two daughters by Phillip Garrido and lived with them in a backyard tent complex behind the Garrido's California home. The girls had reportedly been told that Dugard was their sister.
Nancy Garrido's lawyer also appeared on ABC and NBC on Wednesday, saying Nancy Garrido seemed distraught and frightened during his first meeting with her. But he says she realizes why she is in jail.
When Maines was asked if Nancy Garrido was an accomplice or a victim, he answered: "victim."
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