Last Tuesday, a young Australian woman walked into her local police station to report a crime.
She hadn’t slept, eaten, “couldn’t think”, and the officer she spoke to “laughed” at her.
Megan is one of thousands of Australian women and girls whose intimate photos were stolen and uploaded to a forum for men to gawk over and swap between one another like trading cards.
The site has targeted thousands of Australian women.
She was 16 when she took the picture. She shared it with one person and now, potentially, thousands more have seen it.
All without her consent.
Yes, perhaps her trust was misplaced. And yes, perhaps the advent of the internet means 10 years ago this wouldn't have happened.
But the reality is, the response Megan received when she asked for help was nothing new, nor was it surprising.
This is her account of talking to a police man at a station in the Northern Rivers region of NSW:
"The guy I spoke to, an older guy, just laughed pretty much," she told Triple J's current affairs program Hack last night.
"He said that's what I get for taking them. He said, 'Do you know who you sent it to?"
"I said, 'No it was four years ago I don't remember.'"
"And he said, 'Well do you send nude photos to everyone do you?'"
"And I just walked out crying."
Megan has since received an apology - sort of - from the acting commander in the area, who conceded the officer behind the desk could have been "more sensitive", but qualified his actions by saying he didn't know how to handle the complaint because the attack occurred online.
"The officer admitted that he heard the complaint and cyber crime and pornography and wasn't exactly sure what the police could do and with the limited details he had," Superintendent Nicole Bruce explained to Hack yesterday.
Last August, another young Australian woman walked into her local police station to report a crime.
Paloma Brierley Newton went to speak to Newtown police on behalf of a friend who'd been called a slut, mocked about her weight and threatened with sexual violence after a screenshot of her Tinder profile was shared on Facebook and she had herself become a target of online trolls.
While the officers she spoke to were sympathetic, they were equally ill-equipped to deal with "cyber crime" and she left, deflated.
Paloma continued to push, however, and eventually achieved an outcome when one of the most despicable trolls, Zane Alchin, was brought to justice - again, sort of.
Alchin received a conviction for his abuse - the first of its kind in Australia - but arguably was let off lightly.
Paloma Brierley Newton. Source: Facebook
"If you’re on the football field, you consent to a few bumps, so a few mildly explicit comments, in this analogy … your sexually explicit comments were the equivalent of socking someone in the jaw with a right hook," he said, implying that by daring to use the internet women submit to some level of abuse.
In a weird way, he's not wrong. When you consider that a woman is called a sl*t or a wh*re on Twitter every 10 seconds, you do learn to expect that taunts come with the territory.
That doesn't make it okay.