Jaycee Dugard Camp Responds to Unauthorized Photos Taken of Her Daughters

A spokeswoman for Jaycee Dugard's family criticized the release of pictures secretly taken of Jaycee's two young daughters, allegedly fathered by the registered sex offender who held her captive for 18 years.

"Jaycee isn't a public figure by her own choice -- nor are her daughters. They should have the opportunity to lead as normal a life as possible without being treated as a curiosity by onlookers and their cameras," said Nancy Seltzer, a Dugard family spokeswoman.

The discovery in August 2009 that Dugard, kidnapped at age 11, was alive, captivated the nation, and catapulted her to celebrity status.

In 1991, Dugard was snatched off the street in broad daylight near her school bus. She was rescued when two campus police officers at the University of California at Berkley noticed her captor, Phillip Garrido, acting suspiciously while handing out religious material with Dugard's daughter and notified authorities.

It was later revealed that Dugard had lived for 18 years in a labyrinth of tents and sheds in Garrido's backyard in Antioch, Calif., not far from her South Lake Tahoe home.

Jaycee Dugard Pleads for Privacy

Since Dugard, now 30, was dramatically reunited with her mother, Terry Probyn, and her half sister Shayna last August, she has tried to restart her life. She has been living in an undisclosed location in northern California with her two girls and has been extremely protective of her and her family's privacy.

Dugard has selectively released candid moments of herself with her family to update the world on her progress. She was on the cover of People magazine in October 2009 and appeared briefly in a home video provided to ABC News in March, which showed a portrait of a healing family -- baking cookies, riding horses and laughing together.

Dugard Bonds With Family She Was Taken From

"Hi I'm Jaycee. I want to thank you for your support and I'm doing well," she said in her first public statement since the arrest of her alleged captors. She was seated, dressed in a black shirt and jeans and a pink baseball cap, and feeding two spaniels. "It's been a long haul," she said, "but I'm getting there."

In July, the state of California approved a $20 million payment to Dugard for failing to properly supervise Garrido, a registered sex offender who was on parole.

Garrido and his wife Nancy have both been charged with kidnapping and rape and are awaiting trial. They have pleaded not guilty.

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ABC News' Sarah Netter contributed to this report.

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