Internal U.S. watchdog faults FBI on how it notifies victims in child sex abuse materials cases

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By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Justice Department’s internal watchdog on Tuesday faulted the FBI for flaws in how it notifies child victims when their images are discovered during federal investigations into child sexual abuse materials. In a new audit, Inspector General Michael Horowitz said that while the FBI generally notifies victims and their guardians when it first discovers child sex abuse photographs during an investigation, it has often failed to provide ongoing notifications to victims when their photos have come up again in subsequent cases. “Generally, child victims a…

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