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Details of Jaycee Lee Dugard's life begin to emerge

Jaycee Lee Dugard was only 11 when she was snatched off the street in El Dorado County. For the next 18 years, she was confined in a shed or a tent.

She never went to school. She never saw a doctor. She never got a first date or went to a prom, and she bathed in a makeshift, outdoor shower in an Antioch backyard.

Her closest human contact, police say, was with the 58-year-old convicted rapist who they allege kidnapped her, then impregnated her twice starting when she was 14.

Last seen as a little fifth-grader in a windbreaker and pink stretch pants, she was reunited on Thursday with her joyful mother. Now 29, she is in good health, police say, except for the horror of what she has endured.

"Living in a backyard for 18 years does take its toll," El Dorado County Undersheriff Fred Kollar said.

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