Elizabeth Smart To Tell Story Of Her Abduction And Daily Rapes
Her story is being written by Congressman-Elect Chris Stewart of Utah.
“She has taken a professional outlook on this and is able to talk in an impressive way about these things frankly,” Stewart said.
Brian David Mitchell kidnapped Smart, then age 14, from her Utah bedroom at knifepoint on June 5, 2002, authorities say. Police recovered the teenager nine months later when they spotted her walking along a busy street with Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee, reported The Associated Press.
Mitchell was convicted of sexual assault and kidnapping, for which he is serving two life sentences in at a prison in Arizona. Barzee is serving a 15-year sentence.
Smart waited until Mitchell’s sentencing in March 2011 before starting work on the book about her struggle.
Smart is now a married, 25-year-old senior at Brigham Young University. She and Stewart have been working on the book for nearly a year now.