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Who can you trust in this day and age? "Dangerous Persuasions" focuses on sexual predators, criminal masterminds, false prophets and sociopathic con artists who prey on the minds of innocent people. Using first-person accounts and detailed re-enactments, the hourlong episodes tell engrossing stories of everyday people who were lured into a web of deceit and torn from their path in life, becoming trapped in a cycle of abuse and manipulation instead.

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Librarian Sarah Rose abandons her family to go on the road with a spiritual teacher, then the journey turns into a nightmare as she suffers violence at the hands of her guru, "Master David."
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Hoping to cure his mentally ill brother, Mark signs a billion-year contract with the Church of Scientology and climbs the ranks before discovering the church's dark side.
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Kerry Noble takes his wife to a Christian commune and are soon lead into a dark world.
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When Maura Schmierer joins a Christian group, she becomes trapped in a militaristic regime that destroys her marriage and separates her from her children.
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In 1975, Janja Lalich joins the San Francisco-based Democratic Workers Party and soon finds herself caught up in a web of abuse.
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Troubled teenager Angela King becomes a white supremacist who preaches hate and launches attacks against innocent victims, then she goes to prison for armed robbery and tries to find redemption.
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As cult leader Jim Jones becomes increasingly unhinged and despotic, teenagers Vernon and Leslie take desperate measures to escape from Jonestown, Guyana.
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Mary Rich and her family follow self-styled missionary Ron Larrinaga to a remote house in northern California, where things soon turn violent.
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Susan Hamlin's husband has manipulated her into believing that she has harmed her own children and is plotting to kill him.
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Christine Marie meets a man whos promises lure her into a living nightmare.
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An organization's secret war against its critics is discovered.

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