Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

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Crime Lab Backlog 'Too Long' for Crimes Against Children

Hundreds of investigations of online child sexual exploitation and child pornography have been significantly delayed by backlogs at FBI cybercrime labs, according to a Justice Department report released Friday. Audit finds 353 requests awaiting digital evidence analysis. It takes up to 9 months to process some cases.FBI's Innocent Images Unit has handled more than 20,000 online cases since 1995.



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