Elizabeth Smart engaged to mystery man

Elizabeth-Smart.jpgElizabeth Smart  -- who was kidnapped at age 14 from her Salt Lake City home and held for nine months against her will -- is engaged to an unidentified man, according to a family spokesperson. Smart is now 24 and a missing child advocate and TV news commentator for ABC news.

"Elizabeth got engaged this past weekend," spokesperson Chris Thomas says in a written statement. "A date for the wedding has not been set but the couple anticipates early summer. While she plans to be very publicly involved with her child advocacy work, she has decided she wants to keep the details of her personal life private.'

Smart was abducted at knifepoint from her bedroom in 2002 by Brian David Mitchell and was repeatedly raped and taken from town to town for nine months. She was found and freed after being spotted by passers-by in a Salt Lake City suburb in 2003. Mitchell was convicted of kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines to engage in sexual activity. He was sentenced in May to life in prison in 2010. His wife Wanda Barzee was sentenced to a 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy.
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