A Georgia teenager made national news when she was reportedly abducted by a man more than 20 years her senior in December 2016. The girl was found safe in Tennessee five days later, after authorities issued an Amber alert sparking a nation-wide search. 

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Fifteen-year-old Calah Waskow claims she was sexually involved with 37-year-old Jason Johnson for six months prior to Johnson convincing her to go on the run with him after she says their involvement was discovered by her parents and the police.

“My daughter was friends with his daughter. That’s how he – I guess – got introduced to my daughter,” said Calah’s mom, Nora Waskow, to reporters during the ordeal. “You hear about things like this on TV, but you never think it could happen to you.”

The video above recaps coverage of the event which eventually saw Calah returned safe to her parents, and brought Johnson into custody. He currently faces multiple charges, including aggravated child molestation, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

On Thursday’s episode, Dr. Phil sits down in an exclusive interview with the teen and her family.

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