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Rescued kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart engaged

Jan 21, 2012, 2:34 AM

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 2002 kidnapping and sexual assault. He’s serving a life prison sentence.

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