Patsyann Maloney knows enough about being used. When she was 6 years old a relative molested her. Two years later a blind man in her neighborhood began sexually abusing her, offering her 25 cents for every encounter.
Violated throughout her young life, Maloney also battled dyslexia but would later turn her pain into a business. She became a prostitute in her early 30s and eventually a madam.
“It came to a point in my life as a single mother of five children that I wanted to make my own money,” Maloney says. “So the entrepreneur in me decided to stop being a prostitute and open a brothel.”
Maloney owned several brothels in Ohio and Kentucky, but when she was detained by the FBI and sentenced to five years in federal prison, her life changed for the better.
“Getting arrested was the best thing that could have ever happened to me … because I was able to get the psychological help that I couldn’t get on the outside,” says Maloney, who dedicated her life to Christ during the 11 months she served of her prison sentence.
Today the 72-year-old is being used in another way, meeting weekly with women in need of hearing about the true love of Jesus.