The Backlog

Media Archive

In this section, you can find an archive of information about the rape kit backlog, including news from across the country, investigative reports that have uncovered backlogs, op-eds from journalists and reformers, legislation and policy reports, government publications and more. Browse by date or by category below.

Title Source Author(s) Post Datesort ascending
Pennsylvania House Bill 2489 Pennsylvania Legislature Rep. Brendan F. Boyle September 17, 2014
MPD Push on Rape Kit Backlog Yields Indictments Memphis Flyer Toby Sells August 20, 2014
Salt Lake Police Chief disagrees with city proposal to solve rape kits backlog Good4Utah.com Brian Carlson August 19, 2014
Memphis increases investigators on sexual assault kit backlog Daniel Connolly Memphis Commercial Appeal August 19, 2014
Delays in DNA The Blade August 17, 2014
Justice for Rape Victims The New York Times Carolyn B. Maloney August 17, 2014
CBS4 Exclusive: Nearly 30-Year-Old Rape Case Solved CBS Miami Carey Codd August 15, 2014
Efforts to get more untested rape kits to the lab are moving forward in Utah Good4Utah.com Glen Mills August 13, 2014
Alameda County working with FBI to analyze untested rape kits Daily Californian Madeleine Pauker August 13, 2014
WUSA9 Follow-Up: Dozens of rape survivors get justice WUSA9 Debra Alfarone August 12, 2014
Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster CBS SF Bay Area Dave Pandilla August 12, 2014
McConnell, rape victims' advocate urge bill to reduce rape-kit backlog WLKY Mark Vanderhoff August 12, 2014
$41 million to help reduce rape kit backlog SF Gate Henry K. Lee August 12, 2014
Congressman Honda and District Attorney O'Malley to Update Status of Rape Kit Backlog Congressman Mike Honda Website Mike Honda August 12, 2014
Serial sex offender tied to 1993 rape through DNA testing sentenced to up to 25 years in prison The Plain Dealer Karen Farkas August 11, 2014
Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Rape, Murder Of Woman, 84, Nearly 30 Years Ago CBS Los Angeles August 8, 2014
GOP Obstructionism Is Holding Up Funds to Catch Rapists Mother Jones Erika Eichelberger August 8, 2014
Convicted sex offender arrested, accused of raping woman with mental health condition Fox13 Salt Lake City Ashton Edwards and Carly Figueroa August 7, 2014
Rape kit's testing leads to arrest in 2006 assault on teenager in Hollywood Sun-Sentinel Wayne K. Roustan August 6, 2014
Man suspected in 8-year-old rape case arrested WSVN 7 August 6, 2014
More than 130 potential rapists identified in July through statewide testing initiative The Plain Dealer Jeremy Pelzer August 5, 2014
DeWine releases August sexual assault kit testing initiative update The Pike County Daily August 5, 2014
No Longer Ignored, Evidence Solves Rape Cases Years Later The New York Times Erik Eckholm August 2, 2014
Cleveland serial rapist, Ralph Kent, to spend another 15-25 years in prison for 1994 rape Newsnet5 Megan Shaw July 29, 2014
Victims wait for justice as rape kits sit in lab backlogs WLKY Mark Vanderhoff July 29, 2014

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