Jaycee Dugard, the 11-year-old girl who was kidnapped from a bus stop near her home in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. in 1991, is starting to speak out about her 18 years of captivity.
According to a CNN report, the now-29-year-old mother of two says she is glad to be back with her family.
Dugard was kept in a backyard compound at the home of Phillip Garrido and his wife in Antioch, Calif. Garrido is allegedly the father of Dugard’s two daughters, who are now 11 and 15.
The transition from living in captivity to leading a normal life has been a tough one for Dugard and her daughters, according to CNN – but Dugard’s step-grandmother says the family is living a, “surprisingly normal life, considering the circumstances.”
Criminal charges against the Garridos include 29 felony counts connected to the kidnapping and rape of Dugard. She will testify against her captors – and will have to relive the kidnapping and 18 years of her captive life when she shares her story in court, CNN reported.