Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart becomes crime reporter

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Kidnap Victim Elizabeth Smart Becomes Crime Reporter

Elizabeth Smart first made headlines in 2002 when she was abducted from her Salt Lake City bedroom.

Now, she's making news a different way, as a correspondent for the daytime TV show "Crime Watch Daily," which provides in-depth investigations of unsolved crimes.

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Smart was only 14-years-old when she was kidnapped from her parents' home. She was found nine months later in the captivity of Brian Mitchell and Wanda Barzee, who are now in prison.

During her court testimony, Smart revealed she was raped multiple times while being held against her will.

Now Smart is using her own trauma to help bring other victims' stories to light.

On the show, Smart speaks to two women who were repeatedly raped while they attended Brigham Young University.

When talking about one of the victims, she said, "Going back over her story reminds me of how I felt and what I went through, and that's hard."

In addition to her correspondent role, Smart also serves as an activist and contributor for ABC News.

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Elizabeth Smart talks with a reporter before an interview Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Park City, Utah. Smart said she's elated to hear about three Cleveland women who escaped Monday after they disappeared a decade ago."I am so overjoyed —so happy to hear another happy ending," Smart said Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America", adding that the escape is proof families and victims should not give up hope. Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City when she was 14. She was freed nine months later when she was found walking with her captor on a suburban street in March 2003. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Elizabeth Smart looks on during a news conference for Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado Friday, April 24, 2015, in Sandy, Utah. The family of a 26-year-old missing woman from Mexico issued an impassioned plea for help in a news conference in Utah organized by Elizabeth Smart. Provo Police Chief John King said Friday that there is no evidence Salgado was kidnapped, but he says they are very worried because she hasn't made contact with anybody for longer than a week. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Elizabeth Smart holds a photo of Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado during a news conference Friday, April 24, 2015, in Sandy, Utah. The family of a 26-year-old missing woman from Mexico issued an impassioned plea for help in a news conference in Utah organized by Elizabeth Smart. Provo Police Chief John King said Friday that there is no evidence Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado was kidnapped, but he says they are very worried because she hasn't made contact with anybody for longer than a week. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Elizabeth Smart plays with her dog following an interview Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in Park City, Utah. Smart said she's elated to hear about three Cleveland women who escaped Monday after they disappeared a decade ago."I am so overjoyed —so happy to hear another happy ending," Smart said Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America", adding that the escape is proof families and victims should not give up hope. Smart was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City when she was 14. She was freed nine months later when she was found walking with her captor on a suburban street in March 2003. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Elizabeth Smart speaks to reporters regarding her advocacy of child protection and the healing process she has experienced, prior to her presentation at the Child Sexual Abuse Conference, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in State College, Pa. Smart was abducted in 2002 and held prisoner for nine months before being reunited with her family. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)
Elizabeth Smart, left, and her father Ed Smart talk to the media in front of the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Salt Lake City. Smart's kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, was sentenced to life in prison. (AP Photo/Jim Urquhart)
Elizabeth Smart speaks to reporters regarding her advocacy of child protection and the healing process she has experienced, prior to her presentation at the Child Sexual Abuse Conference, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in State College, Pa. Smart was abducted in 2002 and held prisoner for nine months before being reunited with her family. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)
Elizabeth Smart arrives at the federal court house for the closing arguments in the trial of Brian David Mitchell Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Colin E Braley)
Elizabeth Smart walks away after giving a statement to the media outside federal court following a guilty verdict in the Brian David Mitchell trial Friday, Dec. 10 2010 in Salt Lake City. Mitchell was found guilty for the June 5 2002 abduction of the 23-year-old. (AP Photo/Colin E Braley)
Elizabeth Smart, right, walks out of the federal courthouse with her mother Lois Smart after testifying at a competency hearing for her alleged kidnapper, Brian David Mitchell, Oct. 1 2009, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Colin Braley)
President Bush speaks before signing a wide-ranging package of child safety measures in the Rose Garden of the White House Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in Washington. With Bush on stage are the Smart family, left to right, Ed Smart, Elizabeth Smart, and Lois Smart. Elizabeth was recently reunited with her family after being kidnapped. Woman at right is Donna Norris. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Lois Smart, right, hugs her daughter Elizabeth Smart, center, Wednesday, April 30, 2003, during a White House signing ceremony for a wide-ranging package of child safety measures. Elizabeth Smart was reunited with her family on March 12 after being kidnapped. Looking on at left is Elizabeth's father Ed Smart. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Ed and Lois Smart, parents of Elizabeth Smart, look at a poster of Elizabeth at a city wide event celebrating Elizabeth's return Friday, March 14, 2003, in Salt Lake City. Elizabeth Smart was abducted last June and was found alive Wednesday in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
The National Enquirer, containing a story about the Elizabeth Smart abduction, is openly displayed on the racks at a Smith's grocery store Friday, June 21, 2002, in Salt Lake City. Because of the article, some stores in the chain are keeping the issue behind the counter. The neighborhood store near where the Smarts live isn't selling the issue at all. Elizabeth, 14, was kidnapped from her home June 5. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)
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