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'My heart is broken' for victims of Penn State child sex abuse scandal, Elizabeth Smart says

by | Nov. 15, 2011

Mormons We Know

Kidnapping victim turned child advocate Elizabeth Smart said her heart was broken when she learned of the victims of the Penn State child abuse scandal.

"It makes me feel terrible any time I hear about a child being abused," Smart said at a press conference at the Utah State Capitol Monday afternoon.

But news of the scandal also vaulted her into action. Smart called on President Obama Monday to declare "a national emergency" to rescue children who are victims of sexual abuse and exploitation.

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