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The contributors use decoy profiles that are of girls and boys, but only men have shown up for meetings with what they thought to be underage teens. Robert Weiss , executive director and founder of the Sexual Recovery Clinic in California and who has been featured in one of our episodes , says that while their center treats both male and female offenders, sexual compulsions on the Internet do seem to be a male-dominated thing. Weiss also says that in relationships, women are generally less aggressive than men — and that this is also true in this case. But when they reach that point or seek out help, they are generally more troubled and are tougher to treat. For Weiss, a man or woman truly needs help if the desire to have a sexual relationship with an underage teen turns into attempts to do so. Predators take it to the next step by seeking out images, chats and eventual meetings with kids. Any attempt to make that kind of fantasy into a reality is predatory. Also, the person must be taking advantage of an inequity of power — due to age or the nature of the relationship. Perhaps this is why for many, including for those us working at Dateline, it is more upsetting to see people like teachers, doctors, and rabbis — people who are expected to protect youngsters — walk into the house.
In , Casey was an underage damsel in distress employed by the Chris Hansen-hosted series. It worked. No, but one guy shook his hand and said it was nice to meet him and that he was an avid watcher of the show.