Twenty-two-year-old Sara says she spends almost every night at her new boyfriend Matt’s house. Sara says she is contemplating moving in with Matt, and bringing her daughter to live with them, but that’s over her parents objections.

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At 34, Matt is a dozen years older than Sara and has been married and divorced twice; but Anne and Dovell say those aren’t their biggest concerns. Matt was convicted in 2010 of molesting his (then) 14-year-old sister-in-law, spent two months in jail, and is on the sex offender registry for life.
“If I’m wrong then it will be completely over… completely,” says Sara, who says she believes in Matt’s innocence. But then Dr. Phil reveals some alarming statistics.

“This has nothing to do with whether he’s guilty or not,” says Dr. Phil. “If you are a single mother cohabitating with a male, the risk of a child being sexually abused is 20 times normal – that doesn’t necessarily mean by the male you’re living with.”

Will Sara be able to put her daughter’s welfare before the life she is planning with Matt? This episode of Dr. Phil. airs Monday.

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