Local Woman Appearing on 20/20

By Ashley Davidson | 

At 9 p.m., Ruth Irene Garrett will appear on ABC's 20/20 as an expert on the Amish community.

The focus of the show is on another former Amish woman who was molested by family members.

Garrett never endured abuse, but she has written two books on the religious sect. Garrett lives in Glasgow now, but she is from Iowa. She lived in a sheltered Amish community for 22 years before being ex-communicated for marrying a man outside the religion. The Amish do not condone marriage outside of the faith.