People are told that laws and the justice system are in place to protect victims and appropriately punish people who commit a crime. In many cases, this is what happens. However, the system is far from perfect and there are times when the measures designed to protect people actually work against them.
One example of this played out in another state but the story has captured national headlines. The case involves a man who was 19 and a girl he met online. What started as a casual and friendly encounter online spiraled into what is arguably a prime example of a broken system.