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Dr. Drew On Call

Driven by current events, "Dr. Drew" on HLN focuses on the human - and human behavior - at the center of the story.

Tonight: Convicted child molester explains pedophilia

Penn State’s child sex abuse scandal is shining a bright light on an ugly topic: Pedophilia.

We hate it. It sickens us. We don’t want to talk about it. But we must. Why? Because it’s a chance for us to look at the causes of abuse and the culture of secrecy that allows it to continue.

What causes pedophilia? How does a pedophile’s mind work? Most importantly, how do we protect our children from them?

Tonight, Dr. Drew puts those questions to convicted predator Jake Goldenflame, who spent five years in prison for child molestation.

Also tonight – "Saturday Night Live" veteran Darrell Hammond tells Drew his story of horrific child abuse, shattered sanity, and eventual recovery.

Drugs, alcohol, self-mutilation, night terrors – all fallout from brutality at the hands of his mentally ill mother.

It happens at 9 p.m. ET on HLN.

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