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After Being Sexually Assaulted at 13, Anny Donewald Was 'Groomed' for the Sex Industry. What She Did Next Is Changing Lives.

"Our whole message is God loves you no matter what."

Anny Donewald, author of 'Dancing for the Devil: One Woman's Dramatic and Divine Rescue from the Sex Industry,' appears on The Glenn Beck Program Dec. 9, 2014. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

Anny Donewald says she doesn't fit the "stereotype" of girls who end up in the sex industry as strippers or prostitutes. She went to a good school, and her father was a professional basketball coach.

"I was sexually assaulted at 13 by one of his players," Donewald said on The Glenn Beck Program Tuesday with guest host Stu Burguiere. "[I] became unraveled as a teenager. It looked like rebellion. I hid it. I didn't tell anybody."

Donewald said a group of girls befriended her and "groomed" her for the sex industry, starting her out at an "amateur night at a strip club."

Anny Donewald, author of 'Dancing for the Devil: One Woman's Dramatic and Divine Rescue from the Sex Industry,' appears on The Glenn Beck Program Dec. 9, 2014. (Photo: TheBlaze TV) Anny Donewald, author of 'Dancing for the Devil: One Woman's Dramatic and Divine Rescue from the Sex Industry,' appears on The Glenn Beck Program Dec. 9, 2014. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

Donewald, the author of "Dancing for the Devil: One Woman's Dramatic and Divine Rescue from the Sex Industry," said she spent seven years in the sex industry before God showed up in her life "in a very real and personal way."

Though all she wanted was to turn the page on the hellish chapter of her life and move on, she knew she had to go back and help other girls in need.

"At the end of the day, it's really not about me," she said. "This is something bigger than myself."

Donewald said she was kicked out of her church for founding Eve's Angels, an organization that helps sex industry workers get out. But she often establishes support groups in churches to show the girls that, even if someone has told them God doesn't love them or they aren't welcome at church, it isn't true.

"Our whole message is God loves you no matter what," she said. "It doesn't matter what you're doing. You need help as much as the next person needs help. And not help in a patronizing way. But just saying, 'Hey, we're here. We care about you. If you need anything, give us a call.'"

Donewald said it isn't her job or anyone else's to condemn the girls, noting that Jesus' message was "he that is without sin, cast the first stone."

"Any conviction that she's going to have is from God," she remarked. "And I'm just creating a safe space for her to get to know who helped me out."

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