Jaycee Dugard Would Allow Daughters To See Their Father: ‘It’s Their Choice’ [VIDEO]

Jaycee Dugard, the brave and resilient young woman who was kidnapped and subsequently imprisoned and then repeatedly raped over a span of 18 years, says she would not forbid her daughters from seeing their father, if they chose to do so.

Their father is the same man who captured, imprisoned, and raped Jaycee over the course of an entire lifetime.

“I want them to make their own choices in life, and if that’s something that they need to do, then you know I’d … I wouldn’t be OK with it. But I wouldn’t not let them do it,” Dugard, 36, said in an interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer.

It’s not something that either she or her own mother, Terry Probyn, want for the two girls, but Dugard says that if they wanted to go see the man who fathered them in person, she would allow it — with certain provisions.

“I would hope they wouldn’t want to, but as long as he’s behind bars, and they’re safe, then I wouldn’t hinder their ability to make that choice.”

It’s only because her captor is safely locked behind bars that Dugard can even consider the choice. Their grandmother, Dugard’s mother, reluctantly agrees, ABC News reports.

“It’s their decision. I would hope that they would choose not to.”

Dugard said she has done everything she can to not let her own fears limit her daughters’ lives, which would certainly be easy enough to do, considering her own past. But her brave resiliency has led her to rise above that, and focus on letting her girls live as normally, and fearlessly, as they possibly can.

“Do we scare our kids into never wanting to do anything or do we prepare them for the worst in life, never knowing if, you know, if it’s really going to happen?” she said.