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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Netflix Pick: Abducted In Plain Sight

I just finished watching "Abducted In Plain Sight" on Netflix. Its a documentary about a pedophile who befriends and then manipulates a family - particularly the parents - while he grooms their daughter to his advances. He ends up abducting the girl.

The story is told through interviews with the victim and her family members, along with input from the FBI investigator and tapes of interviews with the perpetrator. Holy God. I literally screamed "What the F---!" at the TV multiple times over these parents who enabled all this. They're clearly a very loving family and I realize they've been through a lot, but damn. Just . . . damn. 

The victim, Jan Broberg, is now a successful actress and co-authored a book about all this with her mother.

The sickest part of all of it was he abducted her twice. The family still didn’t fully press charges or even cut off ties with him after the first time. What a freakish rollercoaster this show was. Just when you think the story can't twist and turn and stun you more, blammo! It does. The scope of this thing is mind-boggling. And I realize this man was a master manipulator but I just can’t fathom these parents actions.

I recommend this one but cautiously. It's riveting but truly disturbing, and it'll stay with you far longer than the 90 minute run time.

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