Share this post

user icon

Live

People Reading

This story now

She Was Raped And Kidnapped For 3 Months...

This story is about hope and survival, and the details are horrific and filled with despair. 

The incident dates back to June 5, 2002, when the 14-year-old girl, Elizabeth Smart was dragged from her bedroom in the Salt Lake City by Brian David Mitchell and Wanda Ileen Barzee.

Smart was abducted at knifepoint from her bedroom. The abductor threatened her not to make any noise and if she tries to do anything he would kill everyone who comes their way to save her and so she had left with him quietly.  

The girl was kidnapped for nine months. Read more to know what had finally happened to her. 


She Was Raped And Kidnapped For 3 Months...

She Was Raped And Kidnapped For 3 Months...

754 396
  in People

On her way, Smart stopped Mitchell...

On her way, Smart stopped Mitchell...

...and told him that if all he is going to rape her and kill her, then he should do it over there itself because she didn't want her parents to think that she ran away and at least they would know what has happened to her. To which he replied in a 'no'.

After walking for several hours they reached the camp where Mitchell's wife Wanda Barzee was waiting.

After walking for several hours they reached the camp where Mitchell's wife Wanda Barzee was waiting.

It was sure that Smart's life ahead was going to be horrible and terrifying.

The next nine months she was constantly raped 3-4 times a day and that too by different people. 

The next nine months she was constantly raped 3-4 times a day and that too by different people. 

Mitchell would regularly take his partner and Elizabeth out in public, but they stayed covered in white-veiled outfits. And this continued for 9 months. 

Later in 2003, Mitchell and his wife Wanda both got caught and were convicted of their crime. 

Later in 2003, Mitchell and his wife Wanda both got caught and were convicted of their crime. 

After nine months of captivity, a biker alerted the police after spotting Mitchell with two other people in Utah, leading to Mitchell and Wanda's arrest. Micthell was sentenced to life imprisonment and Wanda was sentenced to 15 years in jail. 

After her return, Smart turned her life around for the better and followed her mother's advice.

After her return, Smart turned her life around for the better and followed her mother's advice.

The best advice anyone would ever give, her mother told her "What this man has done is terrible. It is wicked and evil, and you can never get those nine months back. But don't give him one single more minute. Don't give him any more of your life. Your best revenge is to live a happy life."


Smart after completing her education, came up with 'Smart Foundation'...

Smart after completing her education, came up with 'Smart Foundation'...

...an organization which fights for the rights of the abducted children.

And after 14 years she came up with her memoir and shared every bit of her 9-months ordeal. 

And after 14 years she came up with her memoir and shared every bit of her 9-months ordeal. 

 She hopes her book- "My Story" will inspire readers and help victims realize that they are not alone.

Loved this? Spread it out then

comments Comment ()

Post as @guest useror
clear

clear
arrow_back

redo Pooja query_builder {{childComment.timeAgo}}

clear

clear
arrow_back

Be the first to comment on this story.

Report

close

Select you are Reporting

expand_more
  • +2351 Active user
Post as @guest useror

NSFW Content Ahead

To access this content, confirm your age by signing up.