Friday, January 20, 2012
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Staff Photo: Jason Braverman . Elizabeth Smart speaks to parents, educators, community leaders and students at Greater Atlanta Christian School on Friday. Smart and her father, Ed, talked about the importance of safety empowerment for children.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah woman kidnapped at knifepoint at age 14 and held captive for nine months is getting married.
A spokesman for 24-year-old Elizabeth Smart says she got engaged last weekend and will likely marry in the summer.
No details about the groom-to-be were disclosed. The spokesman says Smart plans to keep her personal life private.
Smart's father, Ed Smart, tells The Associated Press his future son-in-law is a "fine young man." Ed Smart says he's pleased for his daughter and hopes she has a happy life.
Onetime itinerant street preacher Brian David Mitchell was convicted in 2010 of Smart's 2001 kidnapping and sexual assault. He's serving a life prison sentence.