Rescued kidnapping victim Smart engaged

Elizabeth Smart, left, and her father, Ed Smart, talk to the media after her kidnapper was sentenced to life in prison, May 25, 2011, in front of the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City.
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 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.

Video: Elizabeth Smart's kidnapper sentenced to life