Jaycee Dugard is suing the US, alleging 'gross neglect' by federal officers in charge of supervising the parolee who abducted her. A spokeswoman for Jaycee Dugard says proceeds from the suit would go to her charity.
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Phillip Garrido, accused of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard in 1991 at age 11, pleaded not guilty Thursday and is contesting the legitimacy of his indictment, signaling a bid to delay the case.
Jaycee Dugard, kidnapped 18 years ago at age 11, plans to publish a memoir next year.
Readers write in about Middle East peace talks, the US economy, and the Bush tax cuts.
The Jaycee Dugard video was seen Thursday on ABC's 'Good Morning America,' the first time she has appeared publicly since her 18-year kidnapping ordeal.
To assume that Dugard, held captive for 18 years, could have just run away is not to understand the power that captors can hold over young kidnap victims, experts say.
Her case is rare, but not unprecedented. Other women who have endured similar ordeals suggest that she must do her best to look forward.
Jaycee Dugard has been held in a Bay Area home secretly since 1991 and has had two children with her captor. But families with missing children see a silver lining: 'Don't give up.'
Few abducted children held for long periods return alive. Her case offers hope for other cold cases, as well as 'opportunities to learn.'