Dr Phil: Teen Meets Older Men Online, Witnesses Murder & Is Kidnapped

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Dr Phil May 28 2013

On Dr. Phil May 28 2013, he sits down with Sierra, who went missing from home for several days before finally being found several days later. Along with the discovery of Sierra, however, came a whole new set of revelations about a secret life that she had been living right under her parent’s noses. The teen lied about meeting men, but what else did she experience?

Dr Phil Teen Sierra Meets Older Men Online & Says She Witnessed Murder

Dr Phil: Teen Meets Older Men Online, Witnesses Murder & Is Kidnapped

A teen lied about meeting men to her parents, and the consequences were dire.

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While Sierra’s parents thought she was using Facebook to make innocent chit chat with friends and play Farmville, she was actually developing relationships with men much older than her. Following the suicide of her married boyfriend and her witnessing the murder of her friend, Sierra was kidnapped and not found for days. Sierra had been dealing with feelings of depression for years, all unbeknownst to her parents, and these feelings mostly came from her relationships with older men.

Dr Phil Teen Sierra Meets Older Men Online & Says She Witnessed Murder

Dr Phil: Unmonitored Teen Manipulates and Lies To Parents About Men

Sierra was never properly monitored or paid attention to by her parents. As a result of that and the relationships she developed, Sierra began to get into drugs and, since her parents didn’t pay attention to her, was easily able to get into contact with the older men.

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Dr Phil: Unmonitored Teen Manipulates and Lies To Parents About Men

Dr Phil: Terri’s Functional Blindness To Sierra’s Abuse and Problems

Terri was totally unaware to the abuse she suffered because she wasn’t abused until she was a teenager. When a therapist told her and her family to compromise on some things, Sierra got to keep her cell phone and computer, which only allowed her to continue contacting the men.

Dr Phil: Terri’s Functional Blindness To Sierra’s Abuse and Problems

Dr Phil: Inpatient vs Outpatient Care & Island View Center Review

Since Sierra always seemed to find ways around her parents, Dr. Phil suggested inpatient care for her at the Island Valley Center in Syracuse, Utah. The facility will not be without its comforts, though, as it will provide Sierra with education, recreation, and some level of isolation.

Dr Phil: Inpatient vs Outpatient Care & Island View Center Review

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