07/12/2012 08:15 am ET | Updated Jul 12, 2012

'Dates From Hell': After Being Attacked By Her Date, Keri Potts Climbed Over Rooftops To Escape (VIDEO)

On "Dates From Hell" (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on ID) viewers were introduced to Keri Potts. She survived a terrifying ordeal at the hands of a man she met on vacation.

Keri and a friend were enjoying the final day of their trip to Rome, Italy when she agreed to go on a date with a local guy called Marco.

At first the date went well but things turned ugly after they went back to Marco's apartment.

After locking the door he physically assaulted Keri, biting, hitting and scratching her. Keri escaped the attack by jumping off his balcony and climbing across rooftops.

She prosecuted Marco, who was sentenced to five years of probation. Now, Keri speaks out about her ordeal to help others.

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-866-331-9474 or text "loveis" to 77054 for the National Dating Abuse Helpline.

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

"Dates From Hell" continues on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ID.

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