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)sort descending Post Date
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Ohio Edition) WKYC July 16, 2015
Accused serial rapist taken into custody WKYC-TV April 3, 2015
Thousands of Ohio rape kits tested for DNA matches WFMJ May 9, 2015
Longueuil rape victim says she was dismissed by police; questions timing of similar attack CTV Montreal February 4, 2015
VP Biden, DA Vance, AG Lynch Announce $79 Million Rape Kit Initiative New York County District Attorney's Office September 11, 2015
Editorial: Florida lawmakers should fund effort to clear backlog of rape kit testing Tampa Tribune September 16, 2015
Rape kit results rushed by DOJ lab Sonoma West Times & News January 6, 2016
Time to treat rape like a serious crime September 22, 2015
King County Council approves funding for untested rape kits The Enumclaw Courier Herald October 3, 2015
State audit report of unprocessed sexual assault kits expected The Times May 5, 2016
Porta-Potty Worker Charged in Sexual Assault of Woman on Avon Trail NBC Connecticut July 7, 2015
Patterson sentenced to 20 years for rape, assault Daily Journal Online September 26, 2014
Serial rapist Michael Irby sentenced for 12th rape WKYC-TV November 24, 2014
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police reveal new funding for rape kits WSCOTV September 11, 2015
Authorities Work to Send Completed Rape Kits to State Crime Lab Arkansas Matters September 23, 2015
New DNA Standards Could Lead To Thousands of Texas Retrials CBS DFW October 6, 2015
Cohen - Championed Rape Kit Backlog Reduction Grants Now Available Congressman Steve Cohen March 10, 2015
Wintrow leads the fight against sexual assault Standard Journal March 21, 2017
More than 1,100 rape kits untested in central Florida November 4, 2015
Sabrina Morrison: Police Negligence Allowed Man To Rape Mentally Disabled Niece For Years Inquistr April 11, 2015
Police: DNA Links Texas Man to 2008 Sexual Assault of Sleeping 10-Year-Old Santa Ana Girl CBS Los Angeles April 10, 2015
Seattle police to test all sexual assault kits, including those in storage KIRO-TV January 22, 2015
Bevin's Budget to Address Kentucky's Backlog of Untested Rape Kits Tristate Homepage January 28, 2016
Bozeman man convicted of sexual assault seeks new trial September 14, 2015
State Auditor to release untested rape kit report WHAS 11 ABC September 18, 2015


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