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 Sourcesort descending Author(s) Post Date
Thumb up: Bill would speed testing of rape kits in Florida EndTheBacklog January 28, 2016
Knoxville Man Charged in 2008 Sexual Assault KNIA KRLS Dr. Bob Leonard and Andrew Schneider January 19, 2016
Weekly Wrap Up: Rape Kit Backlog 4WomenWorldwide Shelley Seyler January 28, 2011
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
Fayetteville Police Make Arrest in 2011 Rape Case ABC11 Morgan Norwood March 13, 2018
Houston Rapper Wanted On Charge of Sexual Assault Of A Child ABC 13 Eyewitness News Chauncy Glover August 20, 2015
Homeless man accused of sexual assaulting girl in CVS bathroom nabbed ABC 13 January 29, 2016
Delayed DNA Testing Allowed Alleged Rapists To Commit New Crimes KTRK-TV Ted Oberg January 29, 2015
Jefferson County is reforming how it responds to sexual assault ABC3340 Melanie Yuill July 12, 2017
Alderman To Ask Chicago Police About Unprocessed Rape Kits ABC 7 News Associated Press July 27, 2015
Gov. Rauner Signs Rape Kit Bill Into Law ABC 7 Chicago August 4, 2015
New Ill. Law Keeps Hospitals From Billing Victims For Rape Kits ABC 7 Eyewitness News August 26, 2015
Illinois Legislature Passes Measure Addressing Rape Kit Backlog ABC 7 Chicago Leah Hope May 20, 2015
Rape Kit Testing Bill Facing Opposition from Law Enforcement Organization ABC News Dan Noyes June 16, 2014
Rape Kit Bill Passes Senate Committee ABC News June 17, 2014
Effort Underway to Speed up Rape Kit Processing in Santa Clara County ABC7 Chris Nguyen April 25, 2018
Vice President Biden Heads to New York City Thursday To Focus on Economy, Sexual Assault Cases ABC 7 Eyewitness News September 9, 2015
I- Team finds untested kits in the Bay Area ABC7 San Fran Dan Noyes May 12, 2013
Local lawmaker proposes bill to address untested rape kits ABC 7 Dan Noyes January 20, 2014
San Francisco Police Dept. finds hundreds of untested rape kits ABC 7 Dan Noyes February 20, 2014
Strip club 'pole tax' proposed to help ease rape kit backlog ABC Local Houston, TX Miya Shay June 12, 2012
New police tool to fight for victims of rape ABC13 Demond Fernandez January 17, 2014
Report shows many rape kits not tested ABC7 Chicago Leah Hope July 7, 2010
Bill to end rape kit backlog introduced in Congress ABC News Mary Hathaway December 3, 2012
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


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