Tuesday, May 7, 2013
This is a Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 photo of Elizabeth Smart as she speaks to reporters regarding her advocacy of child protection and the healing process she has experienced, prior to her presentation at the Child Sexual Abuse Conference, in State College, Pa. Smart was abducted in 2002 and held prisoner for nine months before being reunited with her family. At age 14, Smart was snatched from her bedroom in Salt Lake City, Utah in June 2002 by Brian David Mitchell, who did odd jobs for the family. Tormented over nine months by Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee, Smart was freed after she was recognized in March 2003 while in public with Mitchell and Barzee. He is serving a life sentence and Barzee 16 years in prison.
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