Megan's Flaw: When a Sexual Predator Isn't One in the Eyes of the Law

Philadelphia Weekly | May 25, 2011
Two and a half years after Derrick Cook almost killed Katrina Mansfield, she sits quietly in a courtroom, alone, awaiting what the justice system considers fair trade for what she calls her life sentence. By any reasonable definition, Cook is a violent sexual predator—except, after a drawn-out and botched hearing to determine the status, in the eyes of the law.

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