For months Memphis freelance photojournalist and ASMP Professional Member Karen Pulfer Focht worked on an in-depth project about aging rape victims seeking justice.
The Memphis Police Department confirmed in 2013 it was holding 12,000 older rape kits, many never tested for DNA. Evidence suggests other kits were lost or destroyed. Many victims are still seeking justice, answers and closure from cases that go back as far as 30 years.
The project ran as a three-part series in The Daily Memphian, which is a nationally recognized nonprofit daily online publication in Memphis, Tennessee that started up in September 2018.
More on the project here: Rape Victims Search For Answers, Justice and Closure