Web of Lies S2E6 Script

Too Fast, Too Young (2015)

ONE, TWO.

SUBURBAN TEEN CHRISSY LONG IS GROWING UP, DISCOVERING HERSELF...

SHE KNEW WHO SHE WAS.

SHE DIDN'T HOLD BACK.

MAKING FRIENDS AND SHARING SECRETS...

EW.

...EXCEPT FOR ONE.

I KNEW SOMETHING TERRIBLE HAD HAPPENED.

MY NIECE IS MISSING.

WHEN NO ONE ONLINE IS WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE...

I WAS CONVINCED THAT ONE OF THESE MEN HAD ALL THE ANSWERS TO WHAT HAPPENED HERE.

...UNCOVERING THE TRUTH BECOMES A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.

SHE HAD A WHOLE 'NOTHER WORLD THAT SHE SHOULD NEVER HAVE ENTERED.

GOOD MORNING.

MORNING.

11-YEAR-OLD CHRISSY LONG HAS RECENTLY MOVED IN WITH HER LOVING AUNT, SHELLEY RILING.

WOULD YOU LIKE PANCAKES OR WAFFLES?

UM, FRUIT, PLEASE?

SHE WAS THIS PERFECT LITTLE GIRL.

AND I DON'T KNOW, THERE WAS JUST A CONNECTION IN MY HEART AND MY SOUL FOR HER.

CHRISSY HAS HAD A TOUGH TIME GROWING UP.

HER DAD LEFT WHEN SHE WAS 2, AND HER MOTHER'S SERIES OF BOYFRIENDS WERE IN AND OUT OF THE FAMILY HOME.

SHE WASN'T IN A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT.

HER MOM WAS HARDLY EVER THERE FOR HER.

BUT I WAS, EVERY HOLIDAY, EVERY VACATION.

ANYBODY THAT WOULD SEE CHRISTINA WITH SHELLEY WOULD THINK THAT THAT WAS HER MOTHER BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH SHELLEY LOVED HER.

THERE YOU GO.

CHRISTINA HASN'T SEEN HER MOM SINCE SHE TOOK OFF TO ARIZONA WITH HER LATEST BOYFRIEND THREE MONTHS BACK.

HOW IS IT?

51-YEAR-OLD SHELLEY, WHO'S SINGLE AND WORKS IN SALES, HAS TAKEN ON THE ADDED RESPONSIBILITY OF LOOKING AFTER A CHILD, CARING FOR CHRISSY LIKE A DAUGHTER.

I PROMISED MYSELF THAT I WOULD PROTECT HER AND ALWAYS BE THERE FOR HER.

SHELLEY WANTS TO GIVE CHRISSY A FRESH START.

SHE DECIDES TO ENROLL HER AT A LOCAL PRIVATE SCHOOL.

I WANTED HER TO GO TO PAROCHIAL SCHOOL BECAUSE IT WOULD BE A MORE PROTECTIVE ENVIRONMENT, AND THEY WOULD TEACH HER THE SAME VALUES THAT I WANTED TO INSTILL IN HER.

YOU LOOK GREAT.

I DIDN'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW I WAS GOING TO PAY FOR THE TUITION, BUT I JUST KNEW I'D HAVE TO FIND A WAY.

CHRISSY'S EXCLUSIVE NEW SCHOOL, FULL OF WEALTHY STUDENTS, IS A WHOLE NEW WORLD FOR HER.

GOOD LUCK, PRINCESS.

THANKS.

SHE SAID SHE WAS REALLY SCARED ABOUT GOING TO SCHOOL.

JUST REMEMBER, YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL.

THEY'RE GOING TO LOVE YOU.

THANKS, SHELLEY. WE WERE NOT UPPER-MIDDLE CLASS.

WE WERE MIDDLE-MIDDLE CLASS.

SHELLEY RILING.

IT'S HORRIBLE. NOBODY WILL TALK TO ME.

THAT'S OKAY, SWEETHEART. IT'S ONLY YOUR FIRST DAY.

I'M JUST KIDDING, SHELLEY.

I'VE MADE LIKE FIVE NEW FRIENDS ALREADY.

I KNEW YOU WOULD, YOU MONKEY.

BYE.

SHE WASN'T SHY AT ALL. SHE WAS VERY MATURE FOR HER AGE.

SHE MADE FRIENDS RIGHT AWAY. EVERYBODY LIKED HER.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE...

JUST NINE MONTHS AFTER MOVING IN WITH SHELLEY, CHRISSY SEEMS TO HAVE PUT HER TROUBLED PAST BEHIND HER.

THINGS ARE LOOKING UP.

SHE EVEN GOT VOTED IN AS CHEERLEADING CO-CAPTAIN, WHICH IS PRETTY SURPRISING HER FIRST YEAR THERE.

FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT...

CHRISTINA'S PERSONALITY WAS VERY OUTGOING AND FUN.

COME ON, TRY THIS.

SHE WOULD LIGHT UP THE ROOM.

TRY IT.

I ALWAYS FELT LIKE THAT SHE WAS A LITTLE BIT MORE EXPERIENCED THAN ME WITH ANYTHING.

IT TAKES TIME. DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

SHE LOVED TO DANCE, AND SHE LOVED TO SING.

ONE, TWO, THREE... THAT WAS HER DREAM.

SHE WANTED TO BE ANOTHER CHRISTINA AGUILERA.

BUT DEEP DOWN, CHRISSY'S STILL COMING TO TERMS WITH BEING ABANDONED.

CHRISSY?

WHAT'S WRONG?

I DON'T KNOW. I'M JUST THINKIN' ABOUT MOM.

I KNOW, SWEETHEART.

WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE IT BETTER?

AND SHE SAID, "THIS FRIEND AT SCHOOL HAS HER OWN COMPUTER, SO I'D LIKE TO HAVE A COMPUTER, TOO."

IS IT HEAVY?

ANYTHING THAT MADE CHRISSY HAPPY MADE ME HAPPY.

CAREFUL.

SO SHE WAS ALL EXCITED, AND WE PUT IT TOGETHER.

AND WE STARTED PLAYING WITH IT.

FOR CHRISSY, GOING ONLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IS AN EXCITING NEW EXPERIENCE.

YAY!

IT WORKS.

THE FIRST THING CHRISSY WANTS TO DO IS E-MAIL HER 19-YEAR-OLD SISTER, WHO SHE MISSES DESPERATELY.

SHAWNA LIVES WITH HER BOYFRIEND 7,000 MILES AWAY IN JAPAN.

ONE OF THE BEAUTIES OF HAVING A COMPUTER, ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES, WAS THAT SHE COULD TALK TO HER SISTER EVERY DAY, WHICH SHE PRETTY MUCH DID.

I MEAN, SHE LOVED THAT THING.

EVERY TIME I WAS IN HER ROOM, SHE WAS ON THE COMPUTER.

SO TODAY, MR. SYLVESTER SAW JOHN THROW A NOTE ACROSS THE CLASSROOM, AND HE TOTALLY THOUGHT...

ACCESS TO THE INTERNET OPENS UP A BRAND-NEW COMMUNITY TO CHRISSY, AND SHE'S EAGER TO EXPLORE WHAT AND WHO IS OUT THERE.

DO YOU WANT TO GO ONLINE? WE CAN CHECK OUT SOME CHAT ROOMS.

CHRISSY STARTS TO CREATE A PROFILE ON A.I.M., AN INSTANT MESSAGING PROGRAM.

WHAT SHOULD MY NAME BE?

SO, THE FIRST THING YOU HAVE IS THAT SCREEN NAME, SO YOU HAVE TO KIND OF PUT AS MUCH PERSONALITY INTO IT AS YOU CAN TO KIND OF EXPRESS WHO IT IS THAT YOU ARE.

I GOT IT.

LIKE, WHAT KIND OF GUY ISN'T GOING TO, YOU KNOW, ASK TO SPEAK WITH THE GIRL WITH A SCREEN NAME LIKE THAT?

COMING UP WITH THE MOST ATTENTION-GRABBING SCREEN NAME IS A BIG THING.

EVERYONE'S DOING IT, LIKE CHRISSY'S OTHER CLOSE FRIEND, MYNHI MONTINI.

ONE OF MY SCREEN NAMES WAS HOTENUFF4NE1.

THAT'S SO FUNNY. WHEN YOU'RE THAT YOUNG, YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THOSE ADULT THINGS MEAN.

IT WAS JUST FUN.

THAT'S ALL IT WAS. IT WAS JUST A WORD.

ONLINE, THE NOW-12-YEAR-OLD SCHOOLGIRL CAN BE WHOEVER SHE WANTS TO BE.

OKAY, WE'RE IN.

WHO SHOULD WE TALK TO?

NOW THAT CHRISSY HAS CREATED HER A.I.M. PROFILE, SHE CAN ACCESS THOUSANDS OF CHAT ROOMS.

AND NOW YOU CAN SPEND THE WHOLE ENTIRE DAY ON THE COMPUTER BECAUSE NOW THERE'S SOMETHING TO DO.

YOU'RE NOT JUST DOING HOMEWORK.

CHRISSY, AKA LONG2HOT4U, ENTERS A FORUM.

AND IN NO TIME, HER PROFILE ATTRACTS ATTENTION.

WHAT SHOULD I SAY?

I KNOW. THE CAR.

I THINK THE COMPUTER JUST OPENED UP FOR HER TO GO AWAY FROM JUST THE BOYS-OF-THE-NEIGHBORHOOD TYPE OF THING.

SHE JUST TOOK OFF WITH IT LIKE A ROCKET.

AND SHE JUST REALLY LOVED IT.

AND I LIKED THAT SHE LIKED IT SO MUCH BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD THING FOR HER.

CHRISSY.

STILL, WITH CHRISSY ALMOST INSTANTLY OBSESSED WITH GOING ONLINE, SHELLEY HAS SOME CONCERNS.

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR COMPUTER.

WHAT ABOUT IT?

WELL, I'M WORRIED.

I DID SET BOUNDARIES FOR THE COMPUTER.

I TOLD HER THAT SHE COULDN'T TALK TO STRANGERS.

JUST LIKE SHE CAN'T TALK TO STRANGERS OUTSIDE, SHE CAN'T TALK TO STRANGERS ON THE COMPUTER.

OKAY.

CHRISSY'S NOW SPENDING EVERY SPARE MOMENT IN ONLINE CHAT ROOMS.

SHE'S ALREADY FORMED A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH A BOY CALLED ECLIPSE132129.

IT'S A MATTER OF WEEKS BEFORE ECLIPSE WANTS TO DO MORE THAN JUST CHAT.

THAMIRIS, I'M READY.

LET'S DO THEM NOW, BEFORE SHE COMES HOME.

ARE YOU SURE THIS IS A GOOD IDEA?

YEAH, IT'S FINE. JUST COME ON.

READY? ONE, TWO, THREE.

WHEN SHE ASKED ME TO TAKE THESE PICTURES, I THINK I DID FEEL WEIRD ABOUT IT.

BUT HALF OF THE TIME, I WAS LAUGHING.

AND HALF OF THE TIME, I WAS KIND OF LIKE, "I DON'T THINK THIS IS RIGHT."

LET ME SEE.

I'M NOT SURE WHY SHE DID THAT.

BUT NOW AS AN ADULT, I KNOW WHY I DO IT.

YOU KNOW, YOU'RE TRYING TO GET ATTENTION.

SHE WAS ON THE COMPUTER EVERY NIGHT, AND AS TIME WENT ON, SHE WAS ON IT MORE AND MORE AND MORE.

SOMETIMES, I WOULD GO UPSTAIRS AND JUST CHECK TO SEE WHAT SHE WAS DOING ON THE COMPUTER.

CHRISSY?

OPEN THIS DOOR NOW.

HEY. WHAT'S UP?

I WANTED TO SEE WHAT SHE WAS DOING, TO FIND OUT WHY SHE LOCKED THE DOOR.

I WAS JUST TALKING TO SOME FRIENDS.

WELL, WHO WERE YOU TALKING TO?

JUST MY CHEERLEADING TEAM. IT'S A LITTLE BIT PRIVATE.

ONE OF THE GIRLS IS IN A FIGHT WITH HER MOM.

WHAT IS THAT?

THAT'S JUST A JOKE ON MY NAME.

CHRISSY'S ONLINE WAS LONG2HOT4U.

I WANTED HER NOT TO USE THAT.

I THOUGHT IT WAS A SUGGESTIVE NAME.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING TO 13-YEAR-OLDS AND 12-YEAR-OLDS, LONG2HOT4U, IT'S JUST CUTE.

EVERYBODY DOES IT. CHRISSY...

I SWEAR. REALLY?

YES.

ALL I CAN SEE IS THAT SHE WAS TALKING TO HER FRIENDS.

OKAY.

GO TO BED.

SO I WASN'T WORRIED ABOUT HER AT ALL.


CHRISSY WANTS TO MEET HER ONLINE ADMIRER IN THE FLESH.

KNOWING HER AUNT WOULD NEVER ALLOW IT, SHE'S PLANNING TO HOOK UP WITH ECLIPSE IN SECRET.

HEY, SHELLEY. I'M GOING TO THE MALL TONIGHT AFTER CHEERLEADING WITH CHRYSTAL AND HANNAH.

REALLY?

YEAH.

I TOLD YOU LAST WEEK.

OKAY.

I'LL... I'LL PICK YOU UP AT 9 IN THE PARKING LOT.

SHE SAID, "LOOK, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY

"BECAUSE THERE'S SECURITY GUARDS EVERYWHERE, "AND THERE'S CAMERAS EVERYWHERE.

AND I'LL BE WITH MY FRIENDS."

SHE NEVER USED TO LIE TO ME BEFORE SHE GOT ON THE COMPUTER.

JUST WEEKS AFTER GOING ONLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME, 12-YEAR-OLD CHRISSY LONG DECIDED TO TAKE A CHAT-ROOM FRIENDSHIP TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

IGNORING THE RISKS, SHE MET UP WITH A COMPLETE STRANGER.

CHRISSY, SHE'D ALWAYS SHOWN ME THAT I COULD TRUST HER AND THAT SHE WAS TRUTHFUL WITH ME OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

SO I HAD NO REASON NOT TO TRUST HER.

TWO AND A HALF MONTHS LATER, SHE'S STILL SEEING THE YOUNG MAN KNOWN AS ECLIPSE, LYING ABOUT GOING TO THE MALL WITH HER FRIENDS SO HER AUNT SHELLEY DOESN'T FIND OUT WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON.

HELLO?

I'M SORRY. SHE'S NOT IN NOW.

OKAY.

I'LL TELL HER YOU CALLED... CARLOS.

THANK YOU. BYE.

CHRISSY HAD MENTIONED CARLOS.

SHE SAID THAT HE WAS A BASKETBALL PLAYER.

AND SHE SAID THAT SHE MET HIM, YOU KNOW, THROUGH CHEERLEADING.

EVERY FRIDAY, AFTER SCHOOL, CHRISSY HANGS OUT AT THE MALL.

AND EVERY FRIDAY, HER DOTING AUNT ARRIVES TO COLLECT HER.

AND LOTS OF TIME, I WAS THE TAXI FOR HER FRIENDS AND HER AND DROPPED THEM OFF AT THE MALL AND THEM COME TWO HOURS LATER AND PICK THEM UP.

BUT I WAS ALWAYS WORRIED FOR CHRISSY.

SHE WAS JUST A REALLY YOUNG GIRL.

HEY. SORRY, SHELLEY.

I WAS WORRIED.

I'M SORRY.

UM... CARLOS CALLED.

AND HOW OLD IS HE?

14. HE'S REALLY SWEET.

AND I EXPLAINED TO HER THAT SHE WAS TOO YOUNG TO DATE.

AND SHE SAID SHE KNEW THAT, AND SHE WASN'T READY FOR THAT AT ALL.

DO YOU WANT TO SEE MY NEW OUTFIT?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

IT'S A LITTLE...

IT'S A LITTLE MATURE.

SHE LIKED TO WEAR THINGS THAT WERE TIGHT, AND I WOULDN'T LET HER WEAR THEM.

IF IT WAS FORM-FITTING, THAT'S ONE THING.

BUT SKINTIGHT WAS NOT ALLOWED.

THE PROBLEM WAS, CHRISSY WAS MORE DEVELOPED THAN HER FRIENDS.

HER BODY DEVELOPED A LITTLE FASTER.


YOU LOOK GREAT.

THANKS, SHELLEY. GOT TO DRESS TO IMPRESS.

ON FRIDAYS, IT WAS CASUAL DAY BECAUSE SHE HAD TO WEAR A UNIFORM THE REST OF THE TIME.

READY?

YEP.

AND SHE SAID THAT THE KIDS SAID SHE WAS THAT BEST-DRESSED KID IN CLASS.

SHE WOULD WEAR WHATEVER WAS IN STYLE.

SHE USED TO DRESS A LITTLE BIT MORE MATURE FOR HER AGE.

CHRISSY IS NOW 13 AND GROWING UP FAST.

THAMIRIS!

SHE'S FINDING HER WAY IN THE WORLD, BEHAVING WITH MORE CONFIDENCE AND MATURITY.

I GOT A NEW OUTFIT.

SHE KNEW WHO SHE WAS.

COME ON. I'LL WALK WITH YOU.

SHE DIDN'T HOLD BACK, YOU KNOW, AS A TEENAGER.

SHE TENDED TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE SEXUAL.

IN THE FAST-CAR CHAT ROOMS CHRISSY LOVES, SHE'S BEEN FLIRTING WITH BOYS.

SHE'S ALREADY MET CARLOS, AKA ECLIPSE, ONLINE.

BUT SHE'S STILL CURIOUS ABOUT OTHER GUYS.


CHRISSY'S BEING DRAWN DEEPER INTO AN ADULT WORLD ONLINE, AND SHE'S ONLY 13.

THE CONVERSATIONS WERE WAY MORE SEXUAL THAN THEY HAD EVER BEEN.

EW.

CHRISSY. WHAT?

WAIT, THERE WAS MORE.

AS A GIRL, YOU TALK ABOUT BOYS, AND YOU TALK ABOUT, "I WONDER WHAT IT'S GOING TO BE LIKE THE FIRST TIME I KISS SOMEONE."

YOU KNOW, ANYTHING PAST THAT, IT'S KIND OF LIKE, "WHOA."

YOU KNOW, AND THAT'S WHERE THE CONVERSATION STARTED GETTING TO.

IT JUST STARTED GETTING TO THAT "WHOA."

SIX MONTHS AFTER GETTING HER COMPUTER, REAL LIFE IS TAKING A BACKSEAT TO HANGING OUT IN CHAT ROOMS AND FLIRTING WITH GUYS SHE'S MET ONLINE.

NOTHING BAD'S EVER HAPPENED WHEN CHRISSY'S MET UP WITH STRANGERS BEFORE.

SO, WHAT'S THE HARM IN DOING IT AGAIN?

I WAS WATCHING TV, AND SHE WAS GETTING READY TO GO TO BED.

AND I'M WATCHING THIS SHOW, AND THIS LITTLE GIRL HAD THIS DISEASE, AND SHE HAD JUST DIED.

AND SHE CAME DOWN TO GIVE ME A KISS.

AND SO THEN, WE STARTED TALKING.

AND I SAID, "CHRISSY, IF THAT WERE YOU, I WOULD BE TOTALLY, TOTALLY DESTROYED."

I JUST LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

"I WOULD GO CRAZY. YOU ARE MY LIFE.

I LOVE YOU, AND I DON'T EVER WANT ANYTHING TO HAPPEN TO YOU."

AND SHE LOOKED AT ME, AND SHE SAID...

NOTHING WILL EVER HAPPEN TO ME.

IT'S OKAY.

I WORRY.

CHRISSY SAID, "IT'S JUST A TV SHOW, SHELLEY.

I'M FINE. DON'T WORRY."

DON'T WORRY.

AND THE LOVE FOR BOTH OF US WAS SO STRONG, YOU COULD CUT IT WITH A KNIFE AT THAT MOMENT.

MY PRINCESS.

SHELLEY HAS NO IDEA HOW VULNERABLE HER NIECE IS...

...OR THAT CHRISSY'S LEADING A SECRET LIFE ONLINE AND IS REGULARLY LYING TO HER ABOUT WHO SHE'S MEETING AND WHAT SHE'S DOING.

SO, I TOOK HER TO THE MALL.

AND I SAID, "THE MALL IS A DANGEROUS PLACE.

I WANT YOU TO GO CHECK AND MAKE SURE YOUR FRIENDS ARE THERE FIRST BEFORE I'LL LET YOU GO."

I'LL BE BACK OUT. OKAY.

SO SHE WENT IN AND CHECKED AND SAID THAT THEY WERE THERE.

THEY'RE INSIDE. UM, CAN WE MAKE IT 9:30?

AND WE DID OUR USUAL BANTERING ABOUT WHAT TIME TO PICK HER UP.

9:00, OKAY? WE WANT TO GO OUT FOR BURGERS.

IT'S THE WEEKEND. CHRISSY, NO, 9.

FINE, I'LL SEE YOU AT 9.

HAVE FUN.

AND I WAS WATCHING HER WALK AWAY WITH THIS LITTLE BOUNCE, AND I WAS THINKING HOW PROUD I WAS OF HER.

IT'S LATE SPRING IN DANBURY, CONNECTICUT.

SHELLEY RILING IS WAITING AT THE MALL TO COLLECT HER 13-YEAR-OLD NIECE, CHRISSY, WHO'S BEEN HANGING OUT WITH HER FRIENDS.

AT LEAST, THAT'S WHAT SHE'S TOLD HER AUNT.

SO I WAS WAITING FOR HER TO COME.

AND 9:00 CAME, AND SHE WASN'T THERE.

9:10 CAME, AND I STARTED GETTING MAD AT HER FOR BEING LATE.

AND THEN, 9:15 CAME, AND NOW FEAR STARTED IN.

WITH NO CELL PHONE, SHELLEY HAS NO WAY OF CONTACTING HER NIECE.

AND BY 9:30, I WAS ALMOST HYSTERICAL.

SO I WENT UP TO THE GUARD.

HEY, PLEASE! PLEASE!

PLEASE, OPEN THE DOOR. PLEASE.

MY NIECE, I WAS SUPPOSED TO MEET HER HERE.

SHE NEVER SHOWED UP.

AND I ASKED THEM TO PAGE HER.

This is a message for Christina Long.

Will Chrissy Long please come to the security desk?

AND THEN, I WENT DOWN THE HALLWAY.

BUT SHE WASN'T COMING DOWN THE HALLWAY.

CHRISSY'S KEPT HER AUNT WAITING FOR FIVE OR 10 MINUTES BEFORE, BUT SHE'S NEVER BEEN THIS LATE.

THE SECURITY GUARD SAID THAT THEY'D CALL ME IF SHE CAME AND NOT TO WORRY.

MY NIECE IS MISSING.

AND I SAID, "MAYBE WE SHOULD CALL THE POLICE."

HER NAME IS CHRISTINA LONG.

CHRISSY SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE, AND SHE WASN'T THERE.

OKAY.

OKAY.

IT'S NOW FOUR HOURS SINCE CHRISSY WENT MISSING.

I KNEW I HAD TO STAY BY THE PHONE AND WAIT FOR HER TO CALL ME.

SO THAT'S WHAT I DID.

I STOOD BY THE PHONE AND JUMPED A MILE EVERY TIME IT RANG.

CHRISSY!

MY HEART WAS IN MY THROAT, AND I WAS...

I WAS PRAYING FOR GOD TO PROTECT HER AND TO BRING HER HOME TO ME.

HI. THIS IS DETECTIVE MARK WILLIAMS FROM THE DANBURY POLICE DEPARTMENT.

HELLO, DETECTIVE.

IT'S NOT UNCOMMON AT ALL FOR CHILDREN OF THAT AGE TO RUN AWAY OR NOT COME HOME WHEN THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO.

NO, SHE WENT OUT WITH A FRIEND, HANNAH, AND...

THEY TOLD ME THAT SHE WAS A RUNAWAY, AND I SAID, "NO. MY CHRISSY IS NOT A RUNAWAY.

SHE WOULD NOT DO THAT. SHE WOULD NOT HURT ME LIKE THAT."

NO!

She would never stay out this late without telling me.

SHE HAS NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE.

MY GUT TOLD ME THAT SHELLEY WAS RIGHT AND THAT THIS WAS TOTALLY UNUSUAL BEHAVIOR FOR CHRISTINA.

DETECTIVE WILLIAMS DECIDES TO CALL THE FRIENDS CHRISSY WAS SUPPOSED TO ME MEETING AT THE MALL.

I KNOW IT'S LATE, BUT MAY I TALK TO HANNAH, PLEASE?

HE DISCOVERS THAT NONE OF THEM HAD SEEN CHRISSY THAT EVENING.

AND THEN, ONE OF THE GIRLS DROPS A BOMBSHELL.

AND YOU SAID HIS NAME WAS CARLOS?

CHRISSY'S REGULARLY BEEN MEETING A BOY NAMED CARLOS BEHIND HER AUNT'S BACK.

WE LEARNED THAT THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY THAT THIS CARLOS WAS ACTUALLY AN ADULT MALE RATHER THAN AN AGE-APPROPRIATE BOYFRIEND.

IT WAS CONCERNING.

MA'AM, DETECTIVE WILLIAMS.

UM, SHELLEY RILING. PLEASE, COME IN.

ABOUT 2:00 IN THE MORNING, I ACTUALLY GOT TO SHELLEY'S HOUSE.

I WAS LOOKING FOR CARLOS, WHOMEVER CARLOS MIGHT BE, WHETHER IT WAS A SEVENTH-GRADE STUDENT OR AN ADULT MALE.

I WANT TO KNOW A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THIS PERSON.

IS THERE ANYTHING MORE YOU CAN TELL ME ABOUT CARLOS?

HE'S 14.

HE CALLED HERE ONCE.

HE HAD A VERY BAD STUTTER. UM...

MA'AM, THERE'S A CHANCE THAT CARLOS IS A LOT OLDER THAN YOU THINK HE IS.

WHERE'S HER COMPUTER?

AT THIS POINT, DETECTIVE WILLIAMS BELIEVES CARLOS IS THE KEY TO LOCATING CHRISSY.

TO FIND OUT MORE, HE NEEDS TO LOG ON TO HER COMPUTER.

SHE'S GOT A PASSWORD ON IT.

SNOW2000.

IS THERE ANY CAPS LOCK?

NO, SNOW-2-0-0-0.

IT WAS UPSETTING TO ME WHEN I THOUGHT I KNEW HER PASSWORD.

SHE HAD CHANGED IT.

SO THAT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST RED FLAGS I HAD THAT SHE WAS DOING THINGS THAT SHE SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN DOING ONLINE.

WHAT WE HAD TO DO WAS CONTACT THE INTERNET PROVIDER.

YES, THIS IS DETECTIVE MARK WILLIAMS OF THE DANBURY P.D.

IT'S NOT VERY EASY GETTING PASSWORD INFORMATION FROM INTERNET PROVIDERS WITHOUT SOME TYPE OF SUBPOENA OR SEARCH WARRANT.

DETECTIVE WILLIAMS EXPLAINS THAT THIS IS AN URGENT MISSING PERSONS INVESTIGATION.

AND THEY WOULDN'T EVEN GIVE MARK WILLIAMS HER PASSWORD.

MY GOD.

AS TIME PASSES IN THESE TYPES OF INVESTIGATIONS, WE BECOME MORE AND MORE CONCERNED THAT THEY'RE STILL ALIVE.

I JUST KNEW I WANTED MY CHRISSY BACK.

TWO MORE HOURS GO BY...

MUCH APPRECIATED. THANK YOU.

...BEFORE THEY GET THE PASSWORD TO CHRISSY'S ACCOUNT.

OKAY.

SHELLEY AND THE DETECTIVE FIND MONTHS' WORTH OF EXPLICIT CHAT-ROOM MESSAGES ON CHRISSY'S COMPUTER.

AS WE READ THE CONTENT ON THE INTERNET, THE CONVERSATIONS...

...IT BECOME SOMEWHAT OBVIOUS TO US THAT CHRISTINA WAS ENGAGED IN AN INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP WITH AN ADULT MALE.

SHE HAD A WHOLE 'NOTHER WORLD THAT I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT, A WHOLE 'NOTHER WORLD SHE SHOULD NEVER HAVE ENTERED.

MY BIGGEST CONCERN WAS THAT CHRISTINA MAY HAVE CONTACTED SOMEONE THAT COULD HAVE BEEN A PREDATOR, THAT COULD HAVE CAUSED HER HARM.

WHEN IT COMES TO THE MOST EXPLICIT MESSAGES, TWO NAMES ON CHRISSY'S COMPUTER STAND OUT.

SO NOW, IN MY MIND, I'M THINKING, "OKAY, I HAVE TWO POSSIBLE SUSPECTS

"AT THIS POINT IN TIME.

"I HAVE HOTES300, AND THEN, I HAVE THE ECLIPSE."

YES, THIS IS DETECTIVE MARK WILLIAMS AGAIN.

I NEED SOME INFORMATION ON TWO ACCOUNTS.

GO AHEAD.

EVENTUALLY, THEY WERE ABLE TO GIVE ME SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION FROM BOTH OF THOSE SCREEN NAMES.

THE SCREEN NAME ECLIPSE BELONGS TO SOMEONE NAMED CARLOS ESTANQUEIRO.

WHAT'S MORE, THE ACCOUNT INFORMATION CONFIRMS HE IS A 22-YEAR-OLD MAN.

GRANITE DRIVE, DO YOU HAVE A NUMBER?

OKAY. PERFECT.

WHAT'S HAPPENED? OKAY, MA'AM.

I NEED YOU TO STAY BY THE PHONE IN CASE SHE CALLS, OKAY?

WHAT... WHAT? DID... DID YOU FIND HER?

JUST STAY BY THE PHONE. I WILL CALL YOU.

SO NOW, THE BELLS AND WHISTLES ARE GOING OFF.

I'M REALLY CONCERNED.

SHELLEY'S IN TOTAL SHOCK AS THE TRUTH BEGINS TO REVEAL ITSELF.

CHRISSY LIED TO ME.

HOW OLD'S CARLOS?

14.

I WAS SURPRISED AND FRUSTRATED BECAUSE, EVERY TIME I FOUND THINGS WEREN'T AS I THOUGHT, IT MADE ME MORE AND MORE SCARED.

AND IT MADE ME MORE AND MORE FRUSTRATED AT HOW I WAS GOING TO FIND HER.

AS DETECTIVE WILLIAMS RACES TO QUESTION CARLOS, THE OTHER SUSPECT IN CHRISSY'S DISAPPEARANCE, HOTES300, REACHES OUT.

IT WAS A RAY OF HOPE BECAUSE MAYBE HE KNEW WHO CHRISSY WAS WITH THAT NIGHT.

I MESSAGED HIM BACK, AND I SAID, "DO YOU KNOW WHO CHRISSY WAS WITH?"

BUT HE NEVER ANSWERED BACK.

POLICE IN DANBURY, CONNECTICUT, ARE SEARCHING FOR 13-YEAR-OLD CHRISSY LONG, WHO'S BEEN MISSING FOR MORE THAN 10 HOURS.

AFTER ACCESSING HER COMPUTER, THEY KNOW THAT SHE'S BEEN HAVING SEXUALLY INAPPROPRIATE CONVERSATIONS WITH ADULTS ONLINE.

BELIEVING SHE MAY HAVE BEEN ABDUCTED, DETECTIVE MARK WILLIAMS RUSHES TO QUESTION ONE OF TWO SUSPECTS...

...CARLOS ESTANQUEIRO.

AT THE SAME TIME, HE ALSO DISPATCHES ANOTHER UNIT TO CHECK ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF SUSPECT NUMBER TWO, SCREEN NAME HOTES300.

WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A MISSING 13-YEAR-OLD, YOU'RE PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS.

AND YOU'RE DOING WHAT YOU CAN TO FIND THAT CHILD.

YES?

CARLOS ESTANQUEIRO?

CAN I HELP YOU?

DETECTIVE MARK WILLIAMS, DANBURY P.D.

AS I KNOCKED ON THE DOOR, I NEVER REVEALED WHAT THE PURPOSE OF MY CONTACT WAS.

I WANTED TO GAUGE WHETHER HE WAS NERVOUS OR NOT.

DO YOU HAVE A MOMENT TO TALK?

YEAH... YEAH. SURE.

SURE, COME IN.

I'M INVESTIGATING A MISSING PERSON, A 13-YEAR-OLD FROM DANBURY, CHRISTINA LONG.

CHRISSY?

YOU KNOW HER.

YEAH. I... I... I...

I DO.

AS I STARTED TO TALK ABOUT THE MISSING GIRL, CHRISTINA LONG, HE HAD A HARD TIME COMMUNICATING, WHICH IS KIND OF A FLAG.

SOMETHING'S WRONG THERE.

SO, WHERE WERE YOU BETWEEN 6:00 P.M. -00 P.M., CARLOS?

I WAS HERE. I WAS HERE.

BUT IT TURNS OUT THAT CARLOS ALSO HAD A STUTTERING PROBLEM.

I... I... I HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO HER IN WEEKS.

HE TELLS ME THAT HE DOES KNOW CHRISTINA LONG.

HOWEVER, HE SAID THAT HE HADN'T SEEN HER IN SEVERAL WEEKS, BUT HE HAD TALKED TO HER VIA INTERNET.

IT APPEARED THAT CARLOS WAS SURPRISED THAT SHE WAS MISSING.

UM, BUT I DID NOT THINK HE WAS BEING TRUTHFUL.

THANK YOU, CARLOS.

I'LL BE IN TOUCH. YEAH.

SO I KNEW I'D BE COMING BACK TO HIM TO FURTHER INVESTIGATE WHAT HIS RELATIONSHIP WAS WITH CHRISTINA.

KNOWING THAT AFTER 48 HOURS, THE CHANCES OF FINDING A MISSING PERSON ALIVE ARE ALMOST ZERO, DANBURY P.D. DEPLOY EVERY RESOURCE AVAILABLE TO SEARCH FOR CHRISSY.

FORTUNATELY, THEY CATCH A BREAK.

THE OTHER SUSPECT THEY'VE BEEN SEEKING IS BROUGHT IN FOR QUESTIONING.

SAUL DOS REIS IS A 25-YEAR-OLD BRAZILIAN NATIONAL.

I NOTICED THAT HE HAD A SEVERELY INJURED HAND, WHICH KIND OF PIQUED OUR ATTENTION.

WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR HAND?

MY CAR BROKE DOWN, AND I WAS OUT ON I-95.

HE SAYS THAT HE LOOKED UNDER THE HOOD TO TRY AND ADJUST SOMETHING, AND THE HOOD ACTUALLY FELL DOWN ON HIS HAND.

SO YOU'RE HOTES300?

YEAH.

YEAH, THAT'S ME.

CHAT ONLINE A LOT?

NO.

WHILE SPEAKING WITH SAUL, HE ADMITTED TO KNOWING CHRISTINA.

HE ADMITTED TO HAVING ONLINE CONVERSATION WITH HER.

BUT HE NEVER ADMITTED TO MEETING HER.

COME ON, SAUL. WE'VE SEEN THE MESSAGES.

YOU PLANNED TO MEET HER YESTERDAY.

COME ON, SAUL. WHERE IS SHE?

I DON'T KNOW.

DETECTIVE WILLIAMS BELIEVES DOS REIS KNOWS MORE THAN HE'S LETTING ON.

BUT HE DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH TO HOLD HIM.

I KNOW HE'S FROM BRAZIL. I KNOW HE HAS FAMILY THERE.

I'M CONCERNED, IF I DON'T MAKE THE ARREST AT THIS POINT IN TIME, SAUL DOS REIS GOES.

IF DOS REIS DISAPPEARS, WILLIAMS IS CONVINCED THE TRAIL TO CHRISSY WILL RUN COLD.

HI. THIS IS DETECTIVE MARK WILLIAMS FOR THE DANBURY POLICE DEPARTMENT.

HE DECIDES TO BRING IN THE FBI TO INTERROGATE DOS REIS.

WE HAD A MISSING CHILD, AND WE COME IN TO HELP AND ASSIST THE LOCAL P.D.

SOMETIMES WE COULD BRING SOME RESOURCES TO THE EVENT THAT LOCAL P.D. DIDN'T HAVE.

SAUL, DO YOU KNOW WHERE CHRISSY IS?

I DON'T KNOW.

IT WAS REALLY OBVIOUS THAT HE WAS LYING TO ME, THAT HE WAS HOLDING BACK SOME INFORMATION.

HOW OLD DO YOU THINK SHE WAS?

SPECIAL AGENT KLEBER TIGHTENS THE SCREWS.

SAUL, WHERE IS SHE? WHERE IS SHE?

ONE MORE TIME, DO YOU KNOW WHERE CHRISSY IS?

UNDER PRESSURE, DOS REIS FINALLY STARTS TO TALK.

AND HE TOLD ME THAT, AS PLANNED VIA THEIR COMMUNICATION, HE HAD MET HER ON THAT FRIDAY NIGHT, THAT HE HAD TAKEN HER TO A PARKING LOT NOT FAR FROM THE DANBURY MALL AND HAD CONSENSUAL SEX WITH HER.

AND THEN, AFTER THEY HAD SEX IN THE PARKING LOT, HE HAD LET HER GO.

HOW OLD DO YOU THINK SHE WAS?

SHE WAS 18 YEARS OLD.

REALLY?

YOU SURE?

YEAH.

HE SAID, "WELL, WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?

'CAUSE IT'S CONSENSUAL."

THAT WAS HIS OUT.

WELL, IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE BECAUSE A CHILD CAN'T EVER SAY "YES."

THAT'S WHY WE HAVE JUVENILE LAWS.

SAUL, ONE MORE TIME, WHERE IS SHE?

I DON'T KNOW. SHE CANCELED OUR PLANS AND SAID SHE WAS GOING TO MEET WITH SOMEONE ELSE.

THOUGH DOS REIS CLAIMS HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT'S HAPPENED TO CHRISSY, HE HAS CONFESSED TO A FEDERAL CRIME.

I CONTACTED THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN CONNECTICUT.

THEY AUTHORIZED ME TO ARREST DOS REIS FOR A VIOLATION OF USING THE INTERNET TO ENGAGE IN SEX WITH A MINOR.

NEARLY 24 HOURS AFTER HER DISAPPEARANCE, POLICE ARE NO CLOSER TO FINDING CHRISSY.

DOS REIS MAINTAINS, AFTER MEETING HIM LAST NIGHT, SHE LEFT TO MEET ANOTHER MAN.

COULD IT BE THEIR OTHER PRIME SUSPECT, CARLOS ESTANQUEIRO?

I WAS CONVINCED THAT ONE OF THESE MEN HAD ALL THE ANSWERS TO WHAT HAPPENED HERE.

WE HAD TO FIND CHRISTINA.

AND SHE'S MISSING, AND THIS IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.

13-YEAR-OLD CHRISSY LONG WENT MISSING 24 HOURS AGO.

AND DETECTIVE MARK WILLIAMS FROM THE DANBURY P.D...

DETECTIVE, COME IN.

...IS CONVINCED THAT CARLOS ESTANQUEIRO KNOWS MORE ABOUT HER DISAPPEARANCE THAN HE'S LETTING ON.

WHERE IS SHE, CARLOS?

I-I-I DON'T KNOW.

HE HAD THAT TERRIBLE STUTTER, BUT HE SAID THAT HE DIDN'T KNOW WHERE SHE WAS.

CARLOS, WHERE IS SHE?

CARLOS DOESN'T CHANGE HIS STORY.

BUT WILLIAMS DOES MAKE A BREAKTHROUGH.

IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG BEFORE CARLOS ACTUALLY ADMITTED TO SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH CHRISTINA, KNOWING THAT SHE WAS UNDER 16.

HE HAD ACTUALLY STARTED HAVING SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH CHRISTINA WHILE SHE WAS STILL 12 YEARS OLD.

CARLOS WAS A DOG. HE REALLY DIDN'T CARE.

HE KNEW HER AGE.

HE JUST DIDN'T CARE THAT SHE WAS A CHILD.

NOW THE POLICE HAVE TWO MEN UNDER ARREST, BOTH FOR ENGAGING IN UNDERAGE SEX WITH CHRISSY.

I WAS, LIKE, TOTALLY SHOCKED THAT THIS HAD BEEN HAPPENING, AND I HAD NO IDEA AND THAT I WAS A FAILURE TO HER, THAT I HADN'T PROTECTED HER WELL ENOUGH, AND IT WAS MY FAULT.

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE MISSING 13-YEAR-OLD MIGHT BE IMPRISONED SOMEWHERE AGAINST HER WILL.

BUT BOTH DOS REIS AND ESTANQUEIRO DENY KNOWING HER WHEREABOUTS.

OUR MAIN CONCERN RIGHT NOW IS TRYING TO FIND CHRISTINA.

THE SEARCH OF DANBURY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA HAS YET TO TURN UP ANY LEADS.

TIME IS SLIPPING AWAY.

FBI AGENT DON KLEBER BRINGS IN A POLYGRAPHER TO FIND OUT IF ONE OF THEIR SUSPECTS IS LYING TO THEM...

...STARTING WITH DOS REIS.

SAUL, DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO CHRISTINA LONG?

WELL, I DON'T KNOW.

AND IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT SAUL WAS LYING, COMPLETELY LYING.

IT WASN'T EVEN CLOSE. HE BLEW THE POLYGRAPH.

I'LL TAKE YOU TO HER.

SAUL TOOK US TO THE AREA WHERE HE LIVED.

AND IT WAS KIND OF A... I WOULDN'T SAY SECLUDED, BUT IT WAS A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD THAT THE HOUSES WERE VERY SPARSELY SEPARATED.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE FOUND CHRISTINA'S BODY LAYING IN A CULVERT.

I WAS SHOCKED. SHE WAS DEAD.

SHE WAS COMPLETELY NAKED, AND SHE JUST HAD A PAIR OF PANTIES DOWN AROUND HER ANKLES.

DOS REIS CLAIMS THAT A SEX GAME WITH CHRISSY WENT HORRIBLY WRONG AND THAT HE ACCIDENTALLY STRANGLED HER TO DEATH, INJURING HIS HAND IN THE PROCESS.

IF YOU LOOK AT CHRISTINA'S NECK, THERE ARE OBVIOUS LIGATURE MARKS, MEANING THAT THERE WAS SOME TYPE OF DEVICE, WHETHER IT BE A ROPE OR CORD.

BUT IT WASN'T HANDS.

THERE WAS A KNOCK ON THE DOOR.

I WAS HOPING AND PRAYING IT WOULD BE CHRISSY THERE.

I OPENED THE DOOR, AND I IMMEDIATELY KNEW BECAUSE THERE WAS A PASTOR THERE.

AND I KNEW THAT THEY WERE GOING TO TELL ME...

...SHE WAS NOT ALIVE.

HANDS BEHIND YOUR BACK.

INSTEAD OF GOING TO TRIAL, DOS REIS TAKES A PLEA BARGAIN FOR FIRST-DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER, HOPING FOR A REDUCED SENTENCE.

MOVE IT.

BUT IT DOESN'T WORK.

HE'S SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS IN PRISON WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE.

CARLOS ESTANQUEIRO IS CONVICTED OF HAVING SEX WITH A MINOR.

HE'S SENTENCED TO 46 MONTHS.

13-YEAR-OLD CHRISTINA LONG, PRETTY GIRL WITH A PERPETUAL SMILE...

THE TRAGEDY OF CHRISTINA LONG SHOCKS A NATION JUST BEGINNING TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE INTERNET.

A YOUNG GIRL GROOMED ON THE WEB FELL VICTIM TO AN ONLINE PREDATOR.

IT WAS THE FIRST TIME A CHILD HAD EVER BEEN KILLED OR HURT AS A RESULT OF THE INTERNET.

SHE WANTED TO BE LOVED LIKE ANYBODY ELSE DID, AND WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES, AND HER MISTAKE COST HER HER LIFE.

I FUNCTION, AND I'M ALIVE, BUT I'M NOT THE PERSON I ONCE WAS.

AND I MISS HER EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY.

THERE'S NOT A SECOND THAT GOES BY THAT I DON'T MISS HER OR THINK ABOUT HER.

AND THAT'S WHY I'M HERE TODAY TO TELL HER STORY BECAUSE I HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT HER DEATH WAS FOR A REASON, THAT HER DEATH WAS TO SAVE OTHER CHILDREN'S LIVES.