May 21, 2008
In a dramatic two-day series, Dr. Phil investigated allegations of child sexual abuse with a grandfather, his daughter and his grandson. Sherie-Lynn’s 12-year-old son, Parker, was expelled from school for sexually assaulting other children. Sherie-Lynn suspected that Parker was molested at some point, and she believes her father, Al, was the perpetrator because he molested her when she was a child. Catch up on what you missed in “A Boy in Trouble” and “Confronting Grandpa”.
A Weight Lifted
Al maintained his innocence of the sexual abuse allegations toward his grandson, despite polygraph results that implied otherwise. See what happened with this family immediately after the last show.
Face to Face
Sherie-Lynn faces her father for the first time since his polygraph results indicated deception. Her mother, Elaine, believes Sherie-Lynn and the polygraph results, so why is she still living with Al? Plus, Al asks for forgiveness.
A Marriage on the Edge
Sherie-Lynn’s husband, Todd, say he’s having a hard time dealing with his wife’s past. After their fights became verbally abusive, Sherie-Lynn kicked Todd out. Now the couple lives apart and hasn’t spoken in almost two weeks.
Help Is on the Way
“Dysfunction is not a big enough word to describe all of the dynamics going on in this family right now,” Dr. Phil tells them. Elaine wants to know if she should move out. Sherie-Lynn wonders if she should divorce, and what is next for Parker?
If you suspect someone is molesting children, please call the authorities or the Child Protective Services agency in your area. For more information, visit our Child Sexual Abuse Resources.