Elizabeth Smart on Wednesday faced Brian David Mitchell the man who kidnapped her and whom she said raped her daily for nine months in 2002.
Mitchell, 57 who was convicted of kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines for the purposes of illegal sex, was present at a federal court in Utah
Smart, 23, delivered words as Mitchell reportedly quietly singing church hymns in handcuffs with his eyes closed.
The following are her words to Mitchell, as delivered, according to the Salt Lake Tribune:
I don't have very much to say to you. I know exactly what you did. I know that you know what you did was wrong. You did it with a full knowledge. I also want you to know that I have a wonderful life now, that no matter what you do will it affect me again. You took away nine months of my life that can never be returned, but in this life or next, you will have to be held responsible for those actions, and I hope you are ready for when that time comes.
Mitchell was given the opportunity to speak but did not. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Outside the courtroom, Smart told reporters she couldn't be happier with the life sentence, according to CNN.
As I said during court, and I'll say it again now, I absolutely 100% believe that Brian David Mitchell knew exactly what he was doing when he kidnapped me, and all the events that followed. ... Today is the ending of a very long chapter, and the beginning of a very beautiful chapter for me, she said.