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Rescued kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart says she understands why some human trafficking victims don't run.
Smart spoke Wednesday at a Johns Hopkins human trafficking conference, where she told attendees that she was raised in a religious household and felt dirty and filthy after being raped by her captor. Smart says she understands why trafficking victims would question their value and others shouldn't question why they didn't try to escape.
The Salt Lake City woman was kidnapped at age 14 from her bedroom. She was freed nine months later when she was found walking with her captor on a suburban street in March 2003.
Smart says children should be taught they can fight back, that they have value no matter what happens and nothing can change that.