When he appears, she discovers that he is a man in his 40s.
Annie is upset at first, but he charms her into going with him to a motel.
In the midst of her father's pursuit of her attacker, Annie, upon the insistence of her parents, begins to see Gail Friedman, a hospital counselor.
Annie is cold towards Friedman at first, but quickly begins to express her need to be loved and validated.
After two months of communicating electronically, Charlie invites Annie to meet him at the mall.
While her parents are dropping off Annie's brother at college, Annie goes to the mall and awaits her first face-to-face meeting with Charlie.
When she tells him no, he pushes her down onto the bed and rapes her, and even films the assault.
He pleads for her forgiveness, even though he believes he does not deserve it. As the credits roll, a home video reveals Charlie to be a high school physics teacher named Graham Weston, a married father with a young son.
In an interview Schwimmer stated that he always wanted Annie to be played by a 14-year-old, as "there is a danger, if you cast someone who is 18, 19 or 20 to play 14 or 15, that very subtly, almost unconsciously, the audience is, 'Oh, this isn't so bad.'" He based the film on 14 years of involvement with The Rape Foundation and seven years of research.
Annie hears from Brittany about a website in which people are belittling the fact that she was raped and posting photo manipulations of her in pornographic poses, as well as revealing her phone number and address.
She locks herself in the bathroom and attempts suicide by overdosing with pills, unbeknownst to her father, who's still at home.