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After a failure in the criminal justice system that could've saved the life of a 13-year-old girl, WMBF investigates dug into the rape kit backlog. While North Carolina is taking strides to track rape kits, South Carolina lacks a system to keep track of sexual assault evidence. Our work scratched the surface of a huge public safety issue in South Carolina, which is also an issue across the nation. Behind every untested kit is a survivor of sexual assault who went through an extensive and invasive medical exam in an effort to seek justice that is often never found.