'Is My Son is a Sexual Predator?'
Dr. Phil has advice for learning to bond with a child you don't like.

"My family may think I'm a sexual predator, but I know I'm not. I don't think I'm capable of it — I'm sure I'm capable of it, I wouldn't do it though," says 19-year-old Mikai. "I feel like they know something's wrong with me, but they've lost patience. So they just started coming up with different ideas. Being a sexual predator, I guess, sounded like a good one they could pin down on

me ... Everything my parents have accused me of I've done as a cry for help."

 

He continues. "I think I've touched girls inappropriately, but I thought it was OK because the same things happened to me," says Mikai. "When I was 9, I got molested by my friend's sister. She made me have sex with her. And then, one of my friends' mom's boyfriend, he molested me for almost three years. I counted how many people have molested me over the years and it was between 24 and 27 different people. I wish I would have never told my parents about me being molested."

 

Mikai also has problems with lying and anger. "I lie about everything just because it's easier for me to lie than to tell the truth," he says. "The path that I'm going down right now is not very good. I feel like I'm pretty much in a hole."

 

Mikai knows he needs help. "I feel like I don't have anywhere to go," he says. "I know that I'm a liar and I know that I'm a thief. I know that I'm a victim and I know that I need help. But I'm not a sexual predator."

Dr. Phil welcomes Mikai and his 17-year-old brother. He asks Mikai why he has come on the show.

 

"I know there's a couple different paths I could go down and I don't want to go down any of the wrong ones," Mikai replies. "I know I need help with a lot of things and I think that being here will help."

 

"You understand you're not a kid anymore, you're an adult. And that means that you are accountable for who you are and what you do, and you are accountable for the choices that you make," Dr. Phil tells Mikai. "I'm just straight up asking you: Are you, have you in fact been, a sexual predator? Have you molested young children including your little sister?"

 

"No," Mikai says.

 

Dr. Phil reminds Mikai that he said on tape he had inappropriately touched girls.

 

"Those girls were all my age and I didn't feel like I was making them do anything. We were both OK with it. It hasn't been with anybody really young — like a lot younger than me or my little sister."

Dr. Phil lists the accusations made against Mikai: He was suspended from school in part because of deviant sexual behavior;

a 16-year-old girl recently said he inappropriately touched her; and the father of a 13-year-old girl called Mikai's dad saying that Mikai, then 17, was making inappropriate comments to her on the Internet and on the phone. Mikai denies these accusations, saying he doesn't remember some of the incidents and others did not happen as described.


"When you were 18, did you have a 15-year-old that you undressed and a cousin interrupted you?" Dr. Phil presses.

 

"No," Mikai replies.

 

"You say, 'I don't remember.' You were there. Did that happen or not?" Dr. Phil continues.

 

"No, it didn't happen," Mikai stands his ground.

 

"Tell me your opinion why all of these things seem to be getting said about you," he says to Mikai. "I don't want you to admit to anything that you have not done. Please don't do that. Please don't think that that's my agenda, but I don't want you to be in denial. By the things you're telling me and the things you're being accused of here, you may be guilty of one or more felonies. You need to be honest with yourself here, because if this is spinning out of control, you need to stop this now."

 

"I realize that that's what I need to do now," Mikai replies.