Why Defense Attorney Featured in ‘Making a Murderer’ Says He Believes Police Planted Evidence Against Steven Avery

Jerry Buting, former defense attorney for Steven Avery, whose story is told in the hit Netflix series Making A Murderer, says he believes police planted evidence against his client to obtain a conviction. He says he believes a car, car keys, electronics, and bones were tampered with by police.

“He’s suing them for $36 million for his wrongful conviction. And it’s not just the money. He’s embarrassing them. So they had a lot against Steven Avery. A lot of motive,” Buting tells Dr. Phil on Monday’s episode.

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In 2005, Avery was arrested as s suspect in the murder of 25-year-old Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach. At the time, Avery was suing Manitowoc County, WI for wrongful imprisonment after serving 18 years in prison for a rape he was eventually exonerated of because of DNA evidence. Many believe law enforcement framed him in retaliation for his lawsuit.

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In the video above, Buting, author of the new book, Illusion of Justice: Inside “Making A Murderer” and America’s Broken System, explains how Halbach’s car key became a key piece of evidence in the case and why he believes it was planted in Avery’s bedroom.

“The first search, they were in there for two-and-a-half hours in that little trailer. This is a small place. They seized other items from his bedroom and yet, they don’t find this key,” says Buting, adding that the key wasn’t found until the sixth or seventh search of Avery’s bedroom. Buting also says that the key appears to be a spare key, as it doesn’t have the markings of a key that is used daily. “It had none of her DNA on it in all of those crevices where she was supposedly handling it for two years that she had the car. Only his DNA is found on it, and it’s a very small amount,” he says. “On the one hand, they want to make Steven Avery into this criminal mastermind who’s able to clean up this huge mess in his house, finding no DNA or blood anywhere. And yet, he’s stupid enough to put the key in his bedroom?”

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Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey were convicted of Halbach’s murder. Avery is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. In August 2016, a federal magistrate overturned Dassey’s murder conviction finding that the teen’s confession was unconstitutionally coerced by investigator Tom Fassbender and his partner. Yet, he is still in prison today as that ruling is being appealed.

On Monday’s episode, Buting faces off with Ken Kratz, the prosecutor who put Avery behind bars and co-lead investigator Tom Fassbender who was accused of coercing a confession out of Dasssey. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Why Attorney Featured In ‘Making A Murderer’ Blames Prosecutor For Steven Avery Not Getting A Fair Trial

How Steven Avery’s Ex-Fiancée Claims He Scared Her From Behind Bars

When Lynn Hartman appeared on Dr. Phil, she gushed over her relationship with convicted murderer Steven Avery.

“Within the first month, he was telling me that he knew he wanted me to be his wife,” Hartman said. “I was excited. He had singled me out. It made me feel special. He told me I was beautiful.”

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Hartman reached out to Avery after watching Making a Murderer, a Netflix documentary series that tells the story of Avery’s conviction for murdering a 25-year-old woman in 2005. Avery proclaims his innocence to this day, and his legal team suggested that the Manitowoc County, Wisconsin police department may have planted evidence and framed Avery for murder because he brought a $36 million lawsuit against them for false imprisonment in a rape case years earlier. Hartman says she wrote a letter to Avery and he responded quickly. Shortly thereafter, Hartman went to visit Avery behind bars.

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“He looks like the sweetest little teddy bear I’ve ever seen in my life,” she told Dr. Phil in the exclusive interview.

That was in October 2016.

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Now, Hartman claims she’s scared of the man to whom she was engaged. Watch the video above to hear her story and what she claims Avery did from behind bars that made her end all contact with him. And, why does she say she no longer believe Avery is innocent?

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6 Reasons Former Prosecutor Says He Believes ‘Making A Murderer’ Subject Steven Avery Is Guilty

Ken Kratz, the prosecutor who tried Steven Avery for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, as told in the Netflix documentary series Making A Murderer, says the documentary series left out details about the case that he believes prove Avery is guilty of murder.

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“You believe, as you sit here today, that he is guilty?” Dr. Phil asks Kratz, former district attorney of Calumet County, Wisconsin.

“Absolutely,” he says.

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Avery is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the murder of Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach, but proclaims his innocence. The father of five was embroiled in a $36 million civil lawsuit against Manitowoc County, WI for wrongful conviction in an unrelated rape case for which he served 18 years in prison when he was arrested for Halbach’s murder. Many believe law enforcement planted evidence to frame Avery for murder in retaliation for suing – claims Kratz denies.

In the video above from Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Kratz tells Dr. Phil the reasons he believes Avery is guilty of murder, including luring Halbach on to his property, blood found in six different places inside her SUV, and Avery’s reported history with women.

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On Monday, hear why he says the documentary series made him out to be the “villain.” And, he and Tom Fassbender, the co-lead investigator in the case, come face-to-face with Avery’s former attorney Jerry Buting for the first time in 10 years. Check here to see where you can watch.


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Former Prosecutor Featured In ‘Making A Murderer’: ‘I’m Here To Set The Record Straight’

“The documentary Making a Murderer left out several facts. I’m here to set the record straight,” says Ken Kratz, former district attorney of Calumet County, Wisconsin, who was featured in the series.

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Making a Murderer, Netflix’s popular docuseries, focuses on Steven Avery, a man exonerated by DNA in a rape case and set free after 18 years in prison, only to be arrested and charged with a grisly murder two years later. In 2007, Avery was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing Teresa Halbach, a photographer who had done work for Avery’s family business. When Avery was arrested, he was embroiled in a $36 million civil lawsuit against the county for wrongful conviction in the rape case – and many believe law enforcement framed him for Halbach’s murder in retaliation for his lawsuit.

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However, Kratz, the prosecutor in Avery’s 2007 trial, says he believes there’s ample evidence to prove that Avery killed Halbach.

“Blood was found in six different places in Teresa’s car, deposited in several different ways, including by gravity– but also by contact transfers,” Kratz explains on Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil.

Kratz also references Halbach’s car key, which he claims was found in Avery’s bedroom. “The documentary made it seem like the key was planted. They suggested it wasn’t found until the sixth or seventh search. In reality, this key was found on the first thorough search of the bedroom,” he says.

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In Making A Murderer, Avery’s attorney claims the blood and car key were planted.

“Certain editing tactics like cherry-picking or omissions — it seemed as if the documentary fabricated the truth,” Kratz says.

Watch the video above to hear more from Kratz, who recently wrote Avery: The Case Against Steven Avery and What “Making A Murderer” Gets Wrong. And on Monday, hear why he says the documentary series made him out to be the “villain.” Plus, he comes face-to-face with Avery’s former attorney Jerry Buting for the first time in 10 years. Check here to see where you can watch.

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How Prosecutor From ‘Making A Murderer’ Explains Lack Of Blood Evidence In Steven Avery’s House

How Prosecutor In High-Profile Murder Case Explains His Own Scandal With Crime Victim

Ken Kratz became a well-known prosecutor after he appeared in the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer. The former district attorney of Calumet County, Wisconsin tried Steven Avery for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, receiving a conviction and putting Avery behind bars for life without the possibility of parole. However, some question the tactics Kratz and his team used, accusing them of planting evidence to set up Avery because he was in the process of suing them for $36 million after a previous wrongful conviction. Watch more here.

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Kratz found himself in the middle of a legal scandal a few years later, when he was accused of inappropriately texting a crime victim – leaving some questioning if he had misbehaved then, did he use questionable judgment in Steven Avery’s case?

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In the video above from Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Kratz explains how a dependence on prescription pills and sexual compulsivity led him to a run-in with the law. And he defends his actions in the Avery case.

“There is nothing, no evidence, no suggestion that any of these behaviors were present during or before the Avery trial,” Kratz says.

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On Monday’s episode, Kratz comes face-to-face with Avery’s former defense attorney, Jerry Buting, for the first time in 10 years. And, hear details about Avery’s case that Kratz claims were left out of the documentary series. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Why Attorney Featured In ‘Making A Murderer’ Blames Prosecutor For Steven Avery Not Getting A Fair Trial

How Prosecutor From ‘Making A Murderer’ Explains Lack Of Blood Evidence In Steven Avery’s House

In 2007, Steven Avery was convicted of murder for the death of 25-year-old Wisconsin photographer Teresa Halbach. After watching his story in the hit Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, many believed Avery was framed for the murder because, at the time of his arrest, he was embroiled in a $36 million lawsuit against Manitowoc County. Avery’s nephew Brendan Dassey was also found guilty after what many believed to be a coerced confession.

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It is speculated that Halbach went to Avery’s property on October 31, 2005 to take pictures of some of Avery’s cars and that Avery shot her, slit her throat and stabbed her in his bedroom, and then removed the body and the bed linens and burned them. 

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In the video above, Ken Kratz, former prosecutor who tried Avery, and co-lead investigator Tom Fassbender come face to face with Avery’s former defense attorney Jerry Buting, for the first time and argue about the evidence in the case, including why, if this was such a gruesome murder, was there no blood evidence in Avery’s bedroom. How do Kratz and Fassbender explain it?

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Dr. Phil To Guest: ‘Did You Bully A Confession Out Of This Boy?’

Tom Fassbender was the co-lead investigator on the 2005 murder case of Teresa Halbach, a Wisconsin photographer, whose death became the focus of the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer. The docuseries, which follows the investigation into Halbach’s death, focuses on suspect Steven Avery, who had previous troubles with the law, and his 16-year-old nephew, Brendan Dassey, who was reportedly with his uncle the night Halbach disappeared after going to Avery’s property to take pictures.

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After the documentary series aired, which included interrogation footage of Fassbender and his counterpart interviewing Dassey, many believed Fassbender coerced Dassey into confessing to the crime. On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, he asks Fassbender, “Did you bully a confession out of this boy?”

“No, I did not,” Fassbender replies.

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Dr. Phil explains that false confession is a phenomenon where a person is treated in a way that they are broken down psychologically and will tell you what you want to hear. Fassbender denies using that tactic with Dassey.

In the video above, watch some of Fassbender’s interrogation with Dassey and hear his explanation for his demeanor and line of questioning. And, hear why Fassbender and former prosecutor Ken Kratz say Dassey didn’t have an attorney or parent present during his interviews.

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Avery and Dassey were convicted of Halbach’s murder, although both maintain their innocence. Avery is currently serving life in prison without the possibility of parole at the Waupun Correctional Institution in Wisconsin. In August 2016, a federal magistrate overturned the murder conviction of Dassey because he found that the teen’s confession was unconstitutionally coerced by Fassbender and his partner. Yet, he is still in prison today as that ruling is being appealed.

On Monday’s episode, Fassbender and Kratz reveal more details about the case that they say were omitted from the documentary. And, hear from Avery’s former attorney Jerry Buting and why he says he believes evidence was planted and that Avery is innocent. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Why Attorney Featured In ‘Making A Murderer’ Blames Prosecutor For Steven Avery Not Getting A Fair Trial

Investigator Featured In ‘Making A Murderer’ Adamant There Was No Planted Evidence Or Coercion

After the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach, Tom Fassbender, co-lead investigator on the case, conducted multiple interviews with 16-year-old Brendan Dassey to see what information he may have known about the Wisconsin photographer’s death. Dassey, nephew of Steven Avery, who quickly became a suspect in the murder and whose story was told in the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, told authorities he was with his uncle the night Halbach disappeared.

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After the docuseries aired, many felt that Dassey, who revealed supposed details of the murder to Fassbender during an interrogation, was treated unfairly and coerced into confessing to the crime.

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On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, Fassbender says in no way did he coerce Dassey, and that the teen voluntarily offered up details about the murder.

“When Brendan disclosed his involvement in Teresa’s murder on March 1, both investigator Weger and I were taken aback,” Fassbender says in the video above. “The first time we interviewed Brendan Dassey on November 6, he was asked about a fire and said there was no fire that week. Then, on November 10, he did admit that there was a fire and that he helped Steven tend to the fire. Then, going on to February 27, he admitted to seeing parts of Teresa in that fire.”

Fassbender says with Dassey’s information, they were able to complete a search warrant of Avery’s property.

“During a search of that garage, we found two bullet fragments. One of those fragments we found to forensically match the 22 caliber rifle that Steven used and was found above his headboard in his bedroom,” Fassbender says. “That same bullet fragment was found to have Teresa’s DNA on it. There’s no planted evidence nor coercion in this case.”

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Avery and Dassey were convicted of Halbach’s murder, although both maintain their innocence. Avery is currently serving life in prison without the possibility of parole at the Waupun Correctional Institution in Wisconsin. In August 2016, a federal magistrate overturned Dassey’s murder conviction finding that the teen’s confession was unconstitutionally coerced by Fassbender and his partner. Yet, he is still in prison today as that ruling is being appealed.

On Monday’s episode, Fassbender and Ken Kratz, former district attorney of Calumet County, Wisconsin who tried Avery and Dassey, reveal more details about the case that they say were omitted from the documentary series. And, hear from Avery’s former attorney Jerry Buting and why he says he believes evidence was planted and Avery is innocent. Check here to see where you can watch.

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Dr. Phil To Guest: ‘Did You Bully A Confession Out Of This Boy?’

Why Attorney Featured In ‘Making A Murderer’ Blames Prosecutor For Steven Avery Not Getting A Fair Trial

Jerry Buting, who defended Steven Avery in the murder trial of Teresa Halbach, the story told in the hit Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, claims the state prosecutor at the time, Ken Kratz, prevented his client from getting a fair trial.

“He never had a right to have a fair trial after Ken Kratz goes on live television and pollutes the entire jury pool from the state of Wisconsin, telling this fabricated story about this bloody rape, torture, and murder and mutilation of her body, when there was no physical evidence that supported it, ever,” Buting tells Dr. Phil on Monday’s episode.

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“Tell Dr. Phil why you wanted to keep the case in Manitowoc. You had the choice to move it,” Kratz says to Buting.

“Because the entire state was polluted,” Buting retorts.

“Do you think he ran red lights to get this conviction?” Dr. Phil asks Buting, referring to Kratz.

“Absolutely,” Buting replies.

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In 2007, Avery was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing Halbach, a photographer who had done work for Avery’s family business. When Avery was arrested in 2005, he was embroiled in a $36 million civil lawsuit against the county for wrongful conviction in an unrelated rape case, and many believe law enforcement planted evidence to frame him for murder in retaliation for suing.

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Why Author Dr. Michelle Stevens Tells Reported Survivor Of Sex Trafficking ‘You Have To Make A Decision Not To Give In To The Despair’

“When I hear stories about other sex trafficking survivors, I know how hard it’s going to be to adjust to normal life: It’s not your fault. You have to believe that it’s possible to overcome it.” Those are the words of Dr. Michelle Stevens, psychologist, sex trafficking survivor, and author of the new book Scared Selfless: My Journey From Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving.

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On Tuesday’s Dr. Phil, Michelle shares her story of abuse; at 8 years old she claims, the man her mother was dating raped, tortured and forced her into a sex trafficking scheme that lasted nearly six years.

“I was prostituted to men, I was forced to do every imaginable sexual act, and tortured in all types of ways,” claims Michelle. “The abuse was so horrible that I really lost all hope and began to think that the only way out was suicide.”

When Michelle sits down with Dr. Phil to speak with Kendall, who also claims to have survived sex trafficking, she tells her, “You have to make a decision not to give in to the despair.”

Dr. Michelle Stevens’ book Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving, is available March 21.

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Woman Claims Parents Sold Her To An International Sex Trafficking Organization – At Birth

Why A Reported Sex Trafficking Survivor Says She Was Scared To Meet Dr. Phil

Reported Human trafficking survivor, Kendall, says she was scared to meet Dr. Phil.

The young woman who claims she was forced to have sex with rich, prominent people since she was a small child explains her apprehension. “You’re a rich white guy, and that scared me. I thought that you maybe know him,” she says, referring to the man who runs the international sex trafficking organization she claims she was a part of for most of her life. “Also – you don’t seem to like it when people lie, and I feel like all of these things are lies.”

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Clarifying her comments, Kendall claims the man she says “owns” her made her learn the difference between “the truth – and the lie.” She says, according to her captor, the “truth” was “He loves me. He was the only one who would be a father to me. He’s always done what’s best for me and taken care of me.”

When Dr. Phil points out the abuse Kendall has described suffering during her ordeal is reality, she responds, “The reality is what’s happened. The truth is – none of that was bad.”

Why does Kendall say she’d tell other people in her position not to leave the world of human trafficking? Is there hope for her to overcome the trauma she reports enduring as a life-long sex slave?

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Why A Reported Survivor Of Sex Trafficking Says ‘You Have To Make A Decision Not To Give In To The Despair’

Woman Claims Parents Sold Her To An International Sex Trafficking Organization – At Birth

Kendall claims the world of sex trafficking is the only life she’s ever known. The young woman claims her parents gave her – at birth – to a person she refers to as “the man who owns me.”

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Claiming she was forced to have sex from an early age, Kendall says, “One of my first memories was thinking that it was normal for men to be fondling babies.”

She claims as part of an international sex trafficking ring, she traveled the world and was both sexually and physically abused by “extremely rich and prominent members of society,” her entire life – until she escaped.

“Since I left, everything has been so hard, and the only one who can help me is the man who owns me.”

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Woman Claims Parents Sold Her To Sex Trafficker And Said ‘It Was The Best Thing For Me’

Why A Reported Survivor Of Sex Trafficking Claims She Was ‘Allowed’ To Get Pregnant Multiple Times

When I was in the world of sex trafficking I gave birth to children,” says Kendall, who claims her parents turned her over to the man she says “owns” her as a newborn. She claims she was allowed by her captor to get pregnant multiple times because clients paid to let it happen. And while she says she had several abortions, she also claims to have three children who survived.

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“After I had each baby they were taken away, but sometimes I would get to see them later as a reward,” says Kendall. “I would like to have my kids with me, but I feel like If I did, I would just get them in trouble.”

Why does Kendall say she believes her children – two girls and a boy – are also working in the sex trafficking trade? On Tuesday’s Dr. Phil she tells her story of life in trafficking. Click here to find your local listing.

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Why A Reported Sex Trafficking Survivor Says She Was Scared To Meet Dr. Phil

Reported Sex Trafficking Survivor Says She Feared For Her Life: ‘But Then I Was Really Sad When He Would Let Me Live’

Kendall claims she grew up as part of an international sex trafficking ring; physically and sexually abused by rich and prominent people, all over the world. She claims that when she was a newborn, her parents handed her over to the man who runs the organization, saying, “My whole life he made sure I knew he was in complete control.”

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Describing the man who she says “owns” her as “smart and rich,” Kendall claims he would give her commands to “sit” or “stay” like a dog, and says if she didn’t obey, “I would get in trouble.”

She claims her punishment for disobeying included being locked in a cage, having to endure rough sex, being cut with sharp blades, and being held under water in the bathtub, claiming, “Every time I was really scared that I was going to die, but then I was really sad when he would let me live.”

“Sometimes I would ask myself why this was happening to me, but I always knew it was because the dogs were behaving better than I was,” says Kendall.

Kendall claims she was forced to do terrible things while in captivity and that there was no one she could turn to for help. But, she says, there was one way she knew she could leave her captor.

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Why A Reported Survivor Of Sex Trafficking Claims She Was ‘Allowed’ To Get Pregnant Multiple Times

Reported Human Trafficking Survivor Claims She Was Forced To Have Sex Before She Could Talk

Kendall claims she was told her biological parents had her just so they could hand her over to a man who runs an international sex trafficking ring. The young woman says she thinks she’s “about 23,” but doesn’t know for sure. She claims she grew up being physically and sexually abused by rich and prominent members of society.

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“I remember being really little, and a lot of men being around me and taking turns,” says Kendall, claiming she was forced to have sex before she could talk. “I was used to it by the time I was two.”

She claims the person who ran the operation, the individual she refers to as “the man who owns me,” didn’t allow her to use the word “trafficked” because he said she wasn’t trafficked. She claims he told her “I was made for that, and trafficking is when girls who aren’t made for that get kidnapped or sold into it.” 

How does Kendall say she can tell the difference between girls who were born into human trafficking and those who weren’t? This episode of Dr. Phil airs Tuesday. Click here to find out where you can watch.

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Reported Sex Trafficking Survivor Says She Feared For Her Life: ‘But Then I Was Really Sad When He Would Let Me Live’

Reported Survivor Of Human Trafficking Ring Claims Some Clients ‘Would Buy Us Just To Hunt Us’

“It’s one of the scariest things clients ever had me do,” says Kendall, a reported survivor of human trafficking who claims that sometimes, the wealthy clients of the man she says “owned” her and others, “would buy us just to hunt us.”

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Kendall claims she and the other victims of the international organization would be “tracked down like animals.” She says, “It was important never to be the one captured first because you didn’t want to appear like you weren’t playing the game.”

On Tuesday’s Dr. Phil, Kendall, who claims her parents gave her to a man who runs an international sex trafficking cartel, tells her story of a life-long ordeal, including rape, torture, and other acts she says claims she was forced to participate in.

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Reported Human Trafficking Survivor Claims She Was Forced To Have Sex Before She Could Talk

Law Enforcement Expert Reveals Why Sex Trafficking Runs Rampant At Sporting And Other Large Events

Retired LAPD Lieutenant, André Dawson helps train law enforcement to identify and respond to the victims of sex trafficking. Dawson, who once supervised the Los Angeles Metropolitan Human Trafficking Task Force and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Innocence Lost Task Force, claims any sporting event or other large event that attracts people with money is somewhere sex trafficking can be found.

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“This crime is an opportunity to chase money – wherever there’s going to be money – you’ll find a trafficker or pimp will bring a victim to that event to be exploited,” he says.

And, claims Dawson, there are no limits to how much or how long a victim might be subjected to the abuses of human trafficking, “As long as there’s an opportunity to make money that person is going to work.”

Why does Lt. Dawson say sex trafficking is so lucrative and its perpetrators so difficult to prosecute? And why does Kendall – a woman who claims she escaped an international sex trafficking ring – say she has a hard time trusting authorities? Tune in to Tuesday’s Dr. Phil.

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Reported Survivor Of Human Trafficking Ring Claims Some Clients ‘Would Buy Us Just To Hunt Us’

Woman Claims Parents Sold Her To Sex Trafficker And Said ‘It Was The Best Thing For Me’

“I was told by the man who owns me that my birth parents had me for him, so I’ve always been his,” says Kendall, who claims she escaped life in an international sex trafficking operation.

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The twenty-something who says she can only guess at her actual age, claims her parents sold her at birth.
“One time I met them and they told me that I should appreciate what they did for me. They told me that this was the best thing for me.”

Kendall says she believed her parents were right, “and I also believed that it was my fault that I didn’t appreciate it.”

On Tuesday’s Dr. Phil, Kendall says everything she experienced “was completely normal to me.”

When she describes the conditions she claims she and other children in the organization were made to endure, how does she say she survived?

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Matthew says he was sexually abused by a neighbor while he was growing up. He says that his mother and grandma, who raised him, missed the signs and have not helped him to overcome his past. He says the only person who has helped him “move in a positive direction” is his girlfriend, Kaden, who is 24 years older than him.

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However, Matthew’s mother and grandmother say they don’t believe the 22-year-old was abused. They claim that Kaden has “brainwashed” Matthew into believing he was abused and is using him for money – an accusation she denies.

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After speaking with the family, Dr. Phil offers Matthew advice on moving forward.

“I think you’re kind of struggling, and I think mentally and emotionally, you’re a little bit confused about what has happened, what is happening and what should happen,” he tells Matthew. “[Kaden] may have the best intentions in the world, but so far as a therapist or a life coach, she is blatantly incompetent.”

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He offers Matthew the opportunity to go to an intensive workshop to discover who he is and what he wants in life. “I would love to give you the opportunity to kind of explore yourself and get a grip on what’s reality, and what’s fantasy, and set some goals and find out really where you are and see what you want to do,” he tells Matthew.

Matthew agrees.

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Debbi claims that her grandson, Matthew, is being manipulated by Kaden, his girlfriend who is 24 years older than him. She says after they met, he left the state with Kaden and is living in an RV, panhandling for money and only showers every few weeks.

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“Matthew’s been brainwashed by Kaden. She’s wrapped him around her little finger,” says Debbi, who raised Matthew.

Debbi and her daughter, Rhea, Matthew’s mom, both say they believe Kaden has convinced Matthew to believe that he was sexually abused as a child.

“Kaden believes that Matthew needs counseling because he was sexually abused by several people while he was growing up,” Debbi says. “I don’t believe that it is true.”

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“It seems like these abuse stories came out of nowhere,” Rhea says. “I believe that Kaden may be coaching Matthew.”

Kaden denies Debbi and Rhea’s allegations. She claims Debbi ignored the signs that Matthew was being abused and says she is the only one helping Matthew.

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Debbi claims that Kaden told her she was a counselor and a therapist.

“After I had questioned her about what her credentials were, she started accusing me: It was my fault, I let it happen,” Debbi says.

The women, who say they are desperate to get Matthew away from Kaden, turn to Dr. Phil on Monday’s episode. See what happens when they come face-to-face with Matthew and Kaden for the first time in over a year, and hear why Matthew says Kaden is the only person helping him. Check here to see where you can watch.

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