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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
Police Official: All Backlogged Rape Kits Tested ABC36 Veronica Jean Seltzer November 4, 2017
Duluth Cops, Advocates Partner to Improve Sexual Assault Investigations Duluth News Tribune Tom Olsen November 4, 2017
Four New Revelations about Wisconsin's Rape Kits Backlog Sheboygan Press Keegan Kyle November 2, 2017
Rape Kit Leads to Arrest in 2006 Case News4Jax Bethany Tucker November 2, 2017
Fox 16 Investigates: Rape Kit Audit Reveals Hundreds of Additional Untested Kits Fox16 Marci Manley October 31, 2017
Rape Kit Tracking Aid on Its Way to Snyder Detroit News Michael Gerstein October 31, 2017
Rape Kit Backlogs in Georgia Still A Concern, New Documentary Explores Victims' Stories Fox28 Media Shelbey Roberts October 30, 2017
When Evidence Goes Untested, Sex Offenders Go Undetected, Advocates Say Columbia Missourian Anna Brett October 29, 2017
Turnaround for DNA Evidence in APD Cases Speeding Up Fox7 Jennifer Kendall October 28, 2017
Rape Kit Testing Progressing in State Albuquerque Journal Tim Keller October 28, 2017
Records Show Majority of Collected Rape Kits Are Never Tested Fox42 Steve Saunders October 27, 2017
The Credit Cy Vance Deserves for Aiding Sexual Assault Victims NY Daily News Natasha Alexenko October 25, 2017
33 Years Later, Woman's Attackers Brought to Justice 9News Anastasiya Bolton October 24, 2017
Charlotte Is Far Behind on Testing Rape Kits. This Is How Police Hope to Catch Up Charlotte Observer Charlotte Observer Staff October 24, 2017
Legislation To Fund Rape Kit Tracking Moves Closer To Passage WEMU Cheyna Roth October 23, 2017
Rape Kit Tracking Funding Concurring Votes Away from Passage WCMU Cheyna Roth October 23, 2017
Maryland Fails (Again) to Get Federal Funds to Process Untested Rape Kits Baltimore Sun Catherine Rentz October 21, 2017
Police Told Rape Victims They Would 'Look Like a Slut on Trial': How Law Enforcement Fails Women Newsweek Josh Saul October 20, 2017
Backlogs: More Resources Needed to Test Evidence Kits Parkersburg News & Sentinel October 20, 2017
Man Wonders If His Grandmother’s Rape Could Have Been Prevented WREG Memphis Jessica Gertler October 19, 2017
DOJ Launches Website Tracking Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits Badger Herald Kai Brito October 18, 2017
Former Lyft Driver Just Arrested for Sex Assault That Happened Years Ago Fox7 Bridget Spencer October 17, 2017
Savage 2002 Attack of Blind Woman One of Two Cold Case Rapes Solved by Sexual Assault Kit Task Force, Prosecutors Announce Rachel Dissell October 17, 2017
Idaho Has Come A Long Way in Dealing with Sexual Assault Idaho Press Tribune Rep. Melissa Winthrow & Police Chief Craig Kingsbury October 13, 2017
Jacksonville Man Found Guilty of 3 Counts of Sexual Battery News4Jax October 13, 2017


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