Wichita, KS (KWCH/CNN) - Kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart spoke to participants at a human trafficking conference in Wichita, Kansas on Friday.
Smart addressed the group of 400 people, most of whom were law enforcement officers and victim advocates. She says she is not alone in her experience.
"What happened to me is not just, I mean yes it is unique in the way that it happened and how everything happened, but the experience in general is not unique," said Smart.
Smart says she wants to bring more attention to the victims of sexual assault. She herself was abducted from her Salt Lake City home and sexually assaulted ten years ago. She survived for nine months as a prisoner, before finally escaping her captors.