Sexually Abused Woman Pens Book About Life Journey
SPRING VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Lorina Pyle, 48, an assistant pastor at First Spiritualist Church in San Diego and a long-suffering sexual, mental and physical abuse victim, has released her first book on Amazon.com, "Damaged: The Unbelievable Story About My Truth," that chronicles her compelling life as a victim of childhood molestation and sexual abuse endured at the hands of her step-brother, Donald Jefferson Davis, 53, from Egnar, CO, who was recently convicted on child molestation charges. The 266-page book retails for $19.95.
Pyle is one of the earliest victims of Davis, now being held in a Telluride, CO, jail, and he is awaiting sentencing that is set to take place on September 26. Davis pled guilty to nine counts of felony and first-degree sexual assault violations. Because the sexual abuse Pyle experienced took place during the 1970s, the statute of limitations had expired for this type of criminal activity and she was unable to personally press charges against Davis.
"Writing the book has been an incredible healing experience for me," explains Pyle. "Like most people who have been molested or abused, I was brainwashed into not telling. I was belittled and made to feel so worthless so that I didn't feel like anyone cared if I did tell."
In her book, Pyle describes a life of repeated molestation, torture and rapes, starting at age 4, when she was kidnapped by her dad and uncle and forced to endure the vile behavior from her 10-year old stepbrother Davis. Pyle served as a witness for the prosecution in the recent trial of Davis.