Elizabeth Smart's father joins bike ride to lobby for laws protecting children from predators

by | Sep. 10, 2010

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Ed Smart and Ahmad Rivazfar are biking through Utah County up to the Utah State Capitol.

But as Smart puts it, the focus of Friday's ride isn't about "two old goats in spandex." Rather, the two men, each fathers of daughters who were kidnapped and assaulted, hope to raise awareness to several pieces of legislation aimed at protecting children from predators.

Smart is the father of Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped and held hostage for nine months starting in 2002. Rivazfar, from Rochester, N.Y., is the father of six children. In 1988, the boyfriend of his ex-wife kidnapped his two daughters, drove to a remote area, raped the girls, slit their throats and left them for dead. Sayeh, then 8, survived. Sara, 6, did not.

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