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 ascending
Rape kit tested 2 decades later leads to arrest News 4 JAX Francesca Amiker January 16, 2017
Virginia receives grant to process untested rape kits, improve survivor support Fauquier Times January 15, 2017
Ducey pushes to test backlogged rape kits Casa Grande Dispatch Kelly Fisher January 14, 2017
Serial rape suspect arrested days after release WFAA Tanya Eiserer January 13, 2017
Local agencies optimistic about new Sexual Assault Kit system KMVT Jeffrey Dahdah January 13, 2017
Idaho agencies begin training on new Sexual Assault Kit tracking system KMVT Jeffrey Dahdah January 12, 2017
Gov. Doug Ducey vows action on Arizona's untested rape kits AZ Central Megan Cassidy January 12, 2017
DNA evidence implicates current CUCF inmate in 2011 Calif. cold case homicide Sanpete Messengere Robert Stevens January 12, 2017
Serial rape suspect accused in another assault told police he has a 'problem with prostitutes' The Dallas Morning News Tasha Tsiaperas January 12, 2017
#TestTheKits: New grant will eliminate untested rape kit backlog 13 News Now Laura Geller January 11, 2017
FDLE: Florida So Far On Track To Take Care Of Untested Rape Kit Backlog WFSU Sascha Cordner January 11, 2017
Lawmakers To Consider Funding For ABQ’s Sexual Assault Evidence Backlog KUNM Marisa DeMarco January 11, 2017
Utah Lawmaker To Introduce Bill To Test All Rape Kits KUER Julia Ritchey January 11, 2017
NYPD captain apologizes after saying ‘true stranger rapes’ are more troubling than others The Washington Post Amy B. Wang January 10, 2017
Let's Talk About It: 'Hundreds of thousands' of rape kits are sitting on shelves Ionia Sentinel-Standard January 9, 2017
Missoulian Editorial: Updating Montana's rape laws Missoulian Missoulian Editorial Board January 8, 2017
Bill would remove force requirement from Montana rape laws Independent Record Holly Michels January 8, 2017
Aiding those in recovery Leader and Times January 7, 2017
Bill would change definition of consent in Montana rape laws Montana Standard Holly Michels January 6, 2017
City considers adding 2 detectives for rape kit cold cases News 4 JAX David Benfield January 6, 2017
City takes steps to cut rape kit backlog Albuquerque Journal Dan McKay January 5, 2017
County police to start testing nearly all rape kits Capital Gazette Megan Brockett January 5, 2017
9 investigates backlog of rape cases in Volusia County WFTV 9 January 5, 2017
Police Said They Couldn’t Find the Men Who Gang-Raped This Woman While Her 2-Year-Old Watched. Then Another Woman Was Raped. Cosmopolitan Andy Kopsa January 5, 2017
Report: backlog of 3,700 untested rape kits are a result of inconsistant policies across the state WMAR Catherine Hawley January 5, 2017


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