Elizabeth Smart: Abduction Survivor
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Category: Student Life/Family
The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction
cases of our time. Elizabeth was abducted on June 5, 2002 and her captors had
controlled her by threatening to kill her and her family if she tried to escape.
Fortunately, the police safely returned Elizabeth back to her family on March
12, 2003 after being held prisoner for 9 months. Through this traumatic
experience Elizabeth has become an advocate for change related to child
abduction, recovery programs and National legislation. Elizabeth triumphantly
testified before her captor and the world about the very private nightmare she
suffered during her abduction, which lead to conviction. Elizabeth is currently
involved in the “Elizabeth Smart Foundation”, and she has helped promote The
National AMBER Alert, The Adam Walsh Child Protection & Safety Act and other
safety legislation to help prevent abductions. Elizabeth is also a News
Correspondent for ABC News.
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