June 12, 2008
Dr. Phil explores a disturbing trend: Female teachers engaging in sex acts with their underage male students. The number of accusations has doubled in the past five years. You've probably heard of famous cases like Mary Kay Letourneau, Debra LaFave and the recent case of a teacher in Southern California, Meredith Johnson Vincent, who was arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy. Dr. Phil meets one teacher who has chosen to fight back.
Note: Due to strong sexual content and language, viewer discretion is advised.
Joelle Ogletree was a respected high school French teacher until she was accused of sexual misconduct by three of her students. Now she's banned from even volunteering at her daughter's school. Find out what went through this mother's head as she faced 160 years in prison.
The Allegations Examined
One of Joelle's former students says the sexual improprieties absolutely did happen and claims he passed a polygraph examination. He agrees to take another test for Dr. Phil. And, speaking to the accuser and his mother, Dr. Phil drills down into the allegations.
Truth or Fiction?
Dr. Phil reveals the results of one accuser's polygraph test. Learn both the former student's and Joelle's reaction, and what Joelle thinks is behind the surprising results. Plus, find out what the school has to say about the scandal.