April 10, 2017
Arlene says her boyfriend, Mark, is a good man and she had him move into the home she shares with her teen daughter so they could be the family she says she has always wanted.
Mark is also a twice-convicted sex offender.
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“He was 19 and slept with his 15-year-old girlfriend. That happens all the time; that doesn’t bother me at all,” says Arlene of Marks first conviction for which he went to prison. “Then, while he was in prison, the second charge came up. Mark was accused of touching a 3-year-old boy. It looks bad because he pleaded guilty, but they also badgered him into taking the plea deal.”
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Arlene says she believes Mark was falsely accused. She is adamant that he wouldn’t hurt her daughter and that she would never put her daughter in harm’s way.
Arlene’s daughter, Morgan, claims Mark made her feel uncomfortable and when she told her mother, her mom dismissed her feelings. That’s when Morgan says she went to a school counselor who called the Department of Family and Child Services.
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“DCFS told me I had two hours to find somewhere for Morgan to move to. They didn’t give me the option of him moving out. They gave me the option that she had to move out, period,” Arlene claims. “I was pretty much a basket case and an emotional wreck.”
Arlene signed over temporary guardianship of Morgan to her best friend Anne, at whose house Morgan is currently staying.
“I wouldn’t have allowed him to move in if I didn’t think he was completely and totally innocent,” Arlene says.
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In the video above, learn more about Arlene and Mark’s relationship. And hear why she says she was surprised by Morgan’s feelings about Mark once he moved in. On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear more from the teen and see what happens when she confronts her mother about her behavior. Check here to see where you can watch.
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