Elizabeth Smart says she was raped daily. She said, at knifepoint, she led to a secluded mountain campsite. There she and Brian David Mitchell was in a quick “wedding” ceremony, and then the 14-year-old girl was raped.
Elizabeth is now 21. She was held for nine months. Her story was horrifying. She confessed that she was raped 3 or 4 times a day and she was threatened to be killed if she yelled or tried to escape.
Smart was rescued in March 2003 after a motorist spotted her walking the streets of a Salt Lake City suburb with Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Eileen Barzee.
“He told me he was a prophet,” Smart said under cross-examination by Mitchell’s lawyer. “He said he was the voice of God on Earth and that he would reign over God’s children until Jesus came.”
Smart said Mitchell showed her pornography and plied her with alcohol and drugs to lower her resistance to his sexual advances. Once, Smart said, she tried to fight Mitchell off by biting him. Smart said there was some respite — usually when Barzee became upset over Mitchell’s relationship with Smart — but it never lasted. You can see Elizabeth Smart photos 2009 just below.