August 11, 2016
On the night of November 8, 2015, a 15-year-old Ohio teen told her mom she was going outside to walk their dog. But she never returned. She ran away with a 41-year-old man she says she met online, Christopher Schroeder.
WATCH: Teen Describes Events That Led Up To Her Running Away From Home With Man She Says She Met Online
She says the night Schroeder, with whom she says she had been texting with for three weeks and had one 10-minute phone conversation, picked her up, she met him down the street from her house at 7:30 p.m. She says they then drove 10 hours to his home 700 miles away.
WATCH: Teen Gives Account of When She Ran Away with a 41-Year-Old Man
In the video above, the teen describes what she says happened when they arrived at Schroeder’s home, where she claims she was held against her will for 23 days. And, she shares her story of why she never called anyone for help.
What does the teen say drove her to run away from her house and get in the car with a man she barely knew? Watch more from this episode here. And on Friday, hear from the teen’s mother, father and stepfather, and see what happens that causes two of them to walk offstage. Check here to see where you can watch.