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
LabCorps' link to solving Backlog in crime testing The Times News October 4, 2015
King County Council approves funding for untested rape kits The Enumclaw Courier Herald October 3, 2015
DNA matches Decatur man to cold case rape Herald Review Huey Freeman October 3, 2015
Cold case homicide in Va. Beach solved after 28 years 13 News Now Jemie Lee October 2, 2015
Matthew gets three life sentences for 2005 sexual assault WSLS 10 Associated Press October 2, 2015
Police agencies should heed rape-kit deadline The Columbus Dispatch October 2, 2015
Long road ahead to deal with thousands of untested rape kits in Washington The Olympian Melissa Santos October 2, 2015
Worthy to Speak on 'Enough SAID' Progress at Giving Hope Event Plymouth-Canton Patch Beth Dalbey October 2, 2015
Virginia Beach detective solve sexual assault, murder cold case from 1986 Pilot Online Katherine Hafner October 2, 2015
Detectives identify sexual assault, homicide suspect 28 years after crime 10 WAVY Stephanie Ballesteros October 2, 2015
New Funding to Combat Rape Kit Backlog Just a Stepping Stone, Not a Solution Huff Post Politics Adam Banner October 1, 2015
State police urge police, sheriffs to send sexual assault kits to lab within 14 days of receipt Maxine Bernstein October 1, 2015
Rape kits law passed Yale Daily News Michelle Liu October 1, 2015
Rape kit results lead to arrest of Harvey man: JPSO Michelle Hunter September 30, 2015
Bode Cellmark Forensics Enters into Service Agreement in Support of Innovative Programs Dedicated to Processing Sexual Assault Kits Nationwide Business Wire September 30, 2015
Man convicted of sexual assaults in Sacramento, Alameda counties Sacramento Bee Cathy Locke September 30, 2015
Montana police need to test rape kits Montana Kaiman September 30, 2015
POV | Fund the rape kit processing now! WDRB Bill Lamb September 29, 2015
Suspect in 2010 Fort Lauderdale rape found in North Carolina, cops say Sun Sentinel Wayne K. Roustan September 29, 2015
Grant approved for CMPD to test nearly 900 untested rape kits FOX 46 September 29, 2015
DNA helps solve 2006 cold case 9 News Allison Sylte September 29, 2015
DNA Links Man To 2014 Bloomington Rape September 29, 2015
Man imprisoned for 2006 sexual assault in Denver The Denver Post Kirk Mitchell September 28, 2015
Law enforcement agencies reminded of deadline for backlogged rape kits The Columbus Dispatch September 28, 2015
Prosecutors: DNA ties inmate to decades-old homicide Wisconsin Law Journal Associated Press September 28, 2015


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