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
New Law Leads To Arrest in 2007 Sex Assault Case KKTVQ 11 News April 24, 2015
Backlog leads to 18-month-wait for rape kit results, Durham police acknowledge IndyWeek John H. Tucker April 23, 2015
40-year-old Baton Rouge man arrested in rape of 11-year-old girl The Advocate Advocate Staff Report April 23, 2015
Rape kit testing leads to early morning arrest of suspected serial rapist known as "Apples" Rachel Dissell April 23, 2015
As 'Missoula' Shines Spotlight on Campus Rape, Women Share How Their Allegations Changed Them Forever ABC News Juju Chang, Nick Capote, Ashley Louszko and Lauren Efron April 22, 2015
Mobile police nab suspect 20 years after rape, aim to retest 1,700 rape kits with new technology Theresa Seiger April 22, 2015
Solicitor: Seneca man sentenced in 2013 sexual assault FOX Carolina Heather Carpenter April 22, 2015
KASAP helping as state implements new protective orders for victims of dating violence, stalking and sexual assault CN2 Nick Storm April 21, 2015
Akron felon accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman Adam Ferrise April 21, 2015
Justice Department Honors Professor For Sex Assault Research WLNS WLNS Web Staff April 21, 2015
Justice Department Honors MSU Scholar For Changing National Response To Rape MSU Today April 21, 2015
Kudos on tackling rape-kit backlog April 21, 2015
New state rape kit test mandate could reduce unsolved cases WWMT April 21, 2015
Colorado Senate Advances Bill To Strengthen Colleges' Rape Kit Rules Rocky Mountain PBS I-News Kristin Jones April 20, 2015
Manhattan District Attorney Tackles Cybercrime, Fights Rape Kit Backlog Wall Street Journal Samuel Rubenfeld April 20, 2015
Greeneville PD sends off four untested rape kits to TBI for forensic testing News Channel 11 Nate Morabito April 20, 2015
Memphis continues to whittle rape kit backlog Commercial Appeal Jody Callahan April 20, 2015
Measure extending statute of limitations in rape cases passes House My Web Times The Times Staff April 17, 2015
There should be no statute of limitations for rape Danielle Tudor April 17, 2015
Man sentenced to 32 years in prison for raping 13-year-old girl Norwalk Reflector Norwalk Reflector Staff April 17, 2015
Editorial: Justice delayed may not be justice denied Morehead News April 17, 2015
State begins count of untested sexual-assault kits Messenger-Inquirer Jack Brammer April 17, 2015
Man charged with rape of woman in East College Avenue apartment Daily Collegian Natalie Weston April 16, 2015
Victim takes stand in man's sexual assault trial Pal-Item Pam Tharp April 16, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog Getting A Push From Edelen The State Journal Brad Bowman April 16, 2015


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