Crime lab backlog ‘too long’ for crimes against children

Hundreds of investigations of online child sexual exploitation and CP have been significantly delayed by backlogs at FBI cybercrime labs, according to a Justice Department report released Friday. An audit conducted more than a year ago by the department’s inspector general found 353 requests awaiting digital evidence analysis. FBI computer forensic personnel on average took about 60 days to examine evidence needed by investigators, the report says…

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