Pauline says her 17-year-old son, Ryan, died by suicide just eight hours after he was manipulated into sending a compromising photograph of himself to an online sextortionist. “They pretended to be a girl. They sent a picture first to him and said, ‘Now that you have one of us – send us one in return,’” she says. “Within minutes of them getting the picture, they demanded $5,000 from him.”

Pauline says that although Ryan didn’t have $5,000 to send to the blackmailers, he did send them $150, “But then as soon as they got money, the pressure continued because ‘if you give me a little – you might give me more.’”

Watch Tuesday’s conclusion of this two-part Dr. Phil, “Sextorted to Death,” to hear more about what happened to Ryan.

And later, Dr. Phil talks with Sergeant Sean Pierce, Commander of the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, who says that in his experience, both boys and girls are being blackmailed for sexual pictures and videos, but it is the boys who are most often extorted for money.

Check your local listing for airtimes.

Due to strong sexual content, viewer discretion is advised.

If you, your child, or someone you know is the victim of sextortion, report it immediately to your local law enforcement agency. You can also report to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1 (800) The Lost (843-5678) and online at

If you or someone you know are experiencing a mental health emergency, call or text the national suicide & crisis lifeline by dialing 9-8-8, or reach out to to chat.

WATCH: Parents of Teen Who Died By Suicide Say Sextortionists Tried To Blackmail Him For Thousands Of Dollars

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