11. Elizabeth Smart –Had A Chance to Escape But Did Not
Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped at the age of 14, right from the street in Salt Lake City. She was taken by a man and his wife into a forest, undressed and exposed to a bizarre wedding ceremony between her and her male captor. During 9 months later she was kept in a tent and raped 3 to 4 times a day. Her psychology damaged by the slavery and violence probably made her accept her situation and the man as her “husband”, in order to cope. This might explain the numerous times when she could escape, but did nothing, even kept her name secret when she was questioned by a policeman. Even today she shows empathy and understanding to her captors.