Stockholm Syndrome

Among the most troubling aspects of the Jaycee Lee Dugard abduction case is her "strong feelings," according to her stepfather, for her alleged abductor. Victims have a long history of identifying with their captors — and it often keeps them alive

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Time and again during the 18 harrowing years she allegedly spent in captivity, Jaycee Lee Dugard must have had the chance to cry for help. She assisted her alleged abductor, Phillip Garrido, with his home business, sorting out orders by phone or e-mail. She occasionally greeted customers alone at the door. She even went out in public. But she apparently never made a run for it, returning each day instead to a shed in the backyard of the man who allegedly kidnapped and raped her. "Jaycee has strong feelings with this guy," her stepfather Carl Probyn — who saw...

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