The Backlog

News 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 descending
Rape kit testing yields results in old cases KOIN 5 Amy Frazier July 27, 2017
Editorial: Testing backlog of rape kits showing results The Herald-Dispatch Herald-Dispatch Editorial Board July 28, 2017
Man accused of 1987 child rape may not go to trial Billings Gazette Bronte Wittpenn July 28, 2017
Man accused of 1987 child rape may not go to trial Billings Gazette Bronte Wittpenn July 28, 2017
Man accused of 1987 child rape may not go to trial Billings Gazette Bronte Wittpenn July 28, 2017
California pushes rape-kit testing bills to end backlog San Francisco Chronicle Melody Gutierrez July 29, 2017
This is why more than 2,200 Kansas sexual assault kits haven’t been tested yet The Topeka Capital-Journal Katie Moore July 30, 2017
A rapist left his dentures behind at the crime scene. His name was written inside. But no one looked. The Washington Post Kyle Swenson July 31, 2017
CPD Chief Eliot Isaac concerned transfer of rape kits to BCI takes cops off the street Chris Graves July 31, 2017
Clearing rape kit testing backlog already beginning to reap results The State Journal Tom Latek July 31, 2017
Utah learns it cannot treat sexual assault victims as afterthoughts Standard-Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board August 1, 2017
Editorial: Falling behind on sexual assault The Topeka Capital-Journal Capital-Journal Editorial Board August 1, 2017
Backlog at state crime lab creates opportunity for criminal defendants KBTX Dan Beedie August 2, 2017
Columbia man arrested in connection to 2002 rape case KRCG Stephanie Hirata, Megan Sanchez August 4, 2017
DNA Collection Now Part of Felony Jail Booking Bellefontaine Examiner Mandy Loehr August 5, 2017
State officials say 95 untested sexual assault kits sent for testing Quad-City Times Tara Becker August 6, 2017
Man linked to series of kidnappings, sexual assaults, U.S. Attorney says The Commercial Appeal Katie Fretland August 9, 2017
Justice locked inside old rape kits New York Daily News Linda Fairstein August 10, 2017
Getting Away With It Inlander Mitch Ryals August 10, 2017
California must show rape victims that they count; AB41 can help: Guest commentary Los Angeles Daily News Helena Lazaro August 10, 2017
There are finally federal guidelines for testing rape kits MuckRock Vanessa Nason August 11, 2017
Man jailed on new rape charge after statute of limitations expired on old case says he's a 'fall guy' The Dallas Morning News Tasha Tsiaperas August 11, 2017
Ohio Rape Kit Survey Project underway, volunteers surveying police across Ohio: Progress Report Rachel Dissell August 13, 2017
PSA Reminds Sexual Assault Survivors They are not Alone Big Island Now Big Island Now Staff August 13, 2017
Greeley man pleads guilty to kidnapping in connection with 1984 rape case Greeley Tribune Tommy Simmons August 14, 2017


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