Conducting the exam is licensed polygraph examiner, Bill Tygen, a former supervisor at the headquarters of the FBI Polygraph Unit, now a licensed private examiner in the State of Texas.
He says, "I record physiological reactions inside my examinee's body. The two long tubes go
Below is an excerpt from the session:
Bill: Did you lie to me today when you told me that you had sexual relations with Joelle Ogletree?
Bill: Today, when you told me about having sexual contact with Joelle Ogletree in her classroom, was that a lie?
Bill: Is there something else you're afraid I'll ask you a question about?
Bill: When you said to me today that you and Joelle Ogletree touched each other's genitals, is that statement a lie?
After making introductions, Dr. Phil asks, "Can you kind of give me your best recollection of what has happened in this situation? How did you first learn about it?"
The former student's mother says, "I believe a female student had just been fed up with some of the things that were going on in this particular teacher's classroom and went to the office to report just some behavioral things that were going on that didn't seem normal to her."
"Such as?" Dr. Phil probes.
"That her appearance had changed quite a bit, that she had begun to dress like the students and acting like the students. She was a very popular teacher, and the kids liked the class because she would bring up sexual things, I guess, about her own self, flirting with the boys. My son was invited to a sleepover at her house and did spend the night there, which at the time I did not know or I wouldn't have allowed him to go."
Addressing her son, Dr. Phil cuts to the chase. "Did you have sexual relations with this teacher?" he asks.
"I did," says the former student.
"When was the first time you had sexual contact with her?" asks Dr. Phil.
"Well, I went into her classroom," he says. "We had decided to meet and we both were sitting behind her desk facing the front door. So, she would say something like, 'I bet you wouldn't put your hand down my skirt.' And I said, 'Yeah, I would. I sure would,' and I did. It was the type of skirt that kind of wraps around the girl, so I went in through a middle slit."
Dr. Phil asks Joelle for her reaction.
"The very first thing that I noticed was that he's changed what he has said basically all along," says Joelle. "He was very specific about what started everything was that " he said his sophomore year I was doing color guard with the marching band, and that he came into my room first period and watched me change out of my color guard clothes into my regular clothes." She explains why this is an impossibility. "When [the accuser] said that, I was doing color guard, but the year before I didn't do color guard. I taught a first period English class."
Dr. Phil finds her lack of emotion perplexing. "I just would expect somebody being falsely accused would be upset about those things," he says. "And you're just kind of like, 'Well, OK, let me go over five points that I think are particularly relevant in this situation.'"
"What made me most mad when I heard that " " says Joelle, "This is my opinion " that he has found out now that I can prove that he lied, and so he's telling you something different. He just told you something different. He is taking out part of his story that I can prove is a lie."
"The only thing I have wraparound, my aunt got me from the Bahamas. And no, it's a pool thing. I don't wear wraparound skirts," says Joelle. "One of his first statements was 'I went down her pants, or skirt or whatever,' only to later say that I was wearing a skirt, and he knew that I was wearing a skirt because he requested that I wear a skirt. If it happened, he would know, was I wearing a skirt at his request or " "
"Well, actually he said he requested you wear a skirt the third time, not the first time," Dr. Phil clarifies. "The first time was at the desk looking at the folder, the second time were jeans, and the third time was when you were sitting on the floor, and he said he did request that you wear a skirt on that day. And he did say that."
"Right," says Joelle, "but before, he had said that he went down my 'skirt, or pants or whatever,' talking about that time."