Katie was 14 when she was blackmailed by Mark, a man whom she met on a popular social media app
. Over the course of four months, Mark threatened and manipulated her into sending him over 1,000 nude photos and videos of herself. The teen says when she begged to stop sending them, he threatened to rape her, post the photos online, and print them out to leave at her neighbor’s front door. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Have a story Dr. Phil won’t believe?
Was there something that made Katie particularly vulnerable to this online predator? Coach Mike Bayer
, who focuses on helping clients break free from their destructive patterns, speaks with the now 19-year-old to learn what was going on in her life when she fell victim. Watch the video above to see what he learns – and how this should be a warning for all parents.
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