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
Man charged in sexual assault during 2012 Olmsted County Fair Post Bulletin Brett Boese February 2, 2015
Parolee charged with sexual assault of mentally disabled woman Chicago Sun Times George Siefo February 2, 2015
Rape kit testing yielding dozens of indictments Samantha Bryson Commercial Appeal January 31, 2015
John Doe indicted in 1995 rape case Toledo Blade Jennifer Feehan January 31, 2015
Rape Victim Feels Victimized By Hospital Bills KKTV Dianne Derby January 30, 2015
Police say DNA links Norwich man to 2009 assault and rape The Day Greg Smith January 30, 2015
Rape Victims' Ordeal Carries a Hefty Price Tag WRIC-TV Kerri O'Brien and Emily Satchell January 29, 2015
Delayed DNA Testing Allowed Alleged Rapists To Commit New Crimes KTRK-TV Ted Oberg January 29, 2015
$75,000 in private donations collected for Detroit rape kit testing in three weeks MLive Gus Burns January 29, 2015
More than 800 untested rape kits in Amarillo Connect Amarillo Solina Lewis January 29, 2015
Victims abandoned when police let untested rape evidence kits stack up: Editorial The Picayune Times The Editorial Board January 28, 2015
Senators: 'We owe it' to victims to process rape kits The Detroit News Chad Livengood January 28, 2015
New Orleans children's rape kits untested, Morrell pledges legislation to deal with the problem Best of New Orleans Alex Woodward January 26, 2015
Cold-Case Rape Kits Wait for Testing in Texas-wide Backlog KEYE TV The Associated Press January 26, 2015
700 rape kits waiting to be tested inn Amarillo January 25, 2015
APD rape kit backlog stretches to 1990s Amarillo Globe-News Mollie Bryant January 24, 2015
Lawmaker wants state to follow Seattle's lead on rape-kit testing The News Tribune Lavendrick Smith January 23, 2015
Almost 100 untested pediatric rape kits in Louisiana KNOE-TV Ayla Ferrone January 23, 2015
SPD to Test All Sexual Assault Kits SPD Blotter January 22, 2015
Seattle PD To Begin Testing All Sexual Assault Evidence CBS Seattle The Associated Press January 22, 2015
Seattle police to test all sexual assault kits, including those in storage KIRO-TV January 22, 2015
Rape Kit Testing Leading to Indictments in Memphis Memphis Daily News The Associated Press January 22, 2015
Seattle to Begin DNA Testing on Backlogged Rape Kits TIME Eliana Dockterman January 22, 2015
Memphis officials say 19 rapists identified by rape kit testing The Commercial Appeal Peggy Burch January 20, 2015
New Law Aims to Improve Rape Kit Testing in Louisiana MyArkLaMiss Taylor Thompson January 20, 2015


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