Debbie Cole was sexually assaulted in 1989 at age 19.

Thus began a 30-year emotional and spiritual odyssey for this Irish Latter-day Saint — days of agony, anger, reconciliation, recovery, resolve and reform — all of which culminated earlier this year with the passage of “Debbie’s Law,” which allows for tougher penalties for repeat sex offenders.

Cole discusses her journey and how her faith helped see her through it.