Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012

Jaycee Dugard

Age: 31
Occupation: Abduction-victims advocate

The jaw-dropping case of Dugard, who was kept for 18 years in a squalid encampment in her kidnappers' California backyard, concluded last June with sex offender Phillip Garrido being sentenced to 431 years in prison. Dugard who gave birth to two daughters after being raped by Garrido while in captivity, published her best-selling memoir, A Stolen Life, in July. Even as she launched the JAYC Foundation to assist families dealing with abduction, she and her daughters largely remain in hiding.