A Northern California woman found alive 18 years after she was kidnapped has mixed emotions surrounding the arrest of her alleged captors, but realizes "some bad and terrible things were done to her," her lawyer said.
Jaycee Dugard was 11 when police say Phillip and Nancy Garrido kidnapped her, then allegedly held her captive. Police say the couple raped Dugard, now 29, and Phillip Garrido fathered her daughters. The Garridos have pleaded not guilty.
Sacramento attorney McGregor Scott told "The Today Show" on Thursday that Dugard will likely testify against the Garridos when the time comes.
"I think she very clearly understands that some very bad and terrible things were done to her, and the people that committed those crimes need to be held accountable, and her participation with law enforcement is essential for that to happen," Scott said.
But for now, she, her girls and mother are all getting psychological help and working on basics, like getting birth certificates for her daughters, now 11 and 15.
Scott said the family remains within what Dugard's mother has described as a "zone of privacy and security." In a statement to media Wednesday, Terry Probyn said the family is doing very well under the circumstances. They were reunited Aug. 27.
Probyn said she hopes her family's story will focus attention on all missing children.
The statement from Probyn came after a 63-year-old man who claims he is Dugard's biological father asked during a Wednesday Los Angeles news conference for a private meeting with Dugard.
"We love you, Jaycee, and we're waiting for your call," the man, Ken Slayton, said. "We would like to meet in a private setting very very soon."
Slayton cried though much of the news conference. He said he had a brief relationship with Jaycee's mother Susan back in 1979, but had not been in Jaycee's life since then. He says he wants to change all that.
He said he and his wife and their children are interested in getting to know Jaycee. He said he thinks he can be a positive male role model in her life.
Slayton claims he doesn't want anything from Jaycee and says he is willing to prove his paternity.
Slayton had not previously contacted the Dugard family, a family spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times.
"This all comes as a big surprise," Spokeswoman Erika Schulta told the Times.
A spokeswoman for the Dugard family said they have not been contacted by Slayton since Dugard was found.