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
Seattle police to test all sexual assault kits, including those in storage KIRO-TV January 22, 2015
Police: DNA Links Texas Man to 2008 Sexual Assault of Sleeping 10-Year-Old Santa Ana Girl CBS Los Angeles April 10, 2015
Man suspected in 8-year-old rape case arrested WSVN 7 August 6, 2014
Congressional hearing to address rape kit backlog WSCOTV May 19, 2015
TBI receives almost $1 million to eliminate sexual assault kit backlog Local 8 Now September 10, 2015
Untested rape-kit task force moving forward Independent Record December 29, 2015
Bevin's Budget to Address Kentucky's Backlog of Untested Rape Kits Tristate Homepage January 28, 2016
West Virginia Aims to Eliminate Untested Sexual Assault Kits and Improve Evidence Collection Business Wire September 20, 2016
Grant to help reduce the sexual assault kit backlog in Nevada KTNV October 5, 2016
DNA of Accused Rapist Takes 15 Years to Test WZTV November 10, 2014
2 Bay Area Counties Among Recipients of Grant to Test Rape Kit Backlog CBS SF Bay Area September 11, 2015
Rape kit testing gets much needed funding Sammamish Review September 21, 2015
DNA match leads to arrest in 2013 Nantucket rape CapeCod.com October 29, 2015
Biden on funding for rape kit testing Baltimore Sun March 16, 2015
New Jersey requires longer retention of sex assault medical evidence Greenfield Daily Reporter July 10, 2014
Bill seeks quicker testing of rape kits News 4 Jax September 17, 2015
Grant money to help Dallas County test rape kit backlog FOX 4 October 6, 2015
Ohio tests more than 9,800 rape kits or DNA matches WLWT February 3, 2016
Bill to address rape kit backlog goes before lawmakers News West 9 January 25, 2016
Rape Victims Tell Colorado Lawmakers To Pass The 'Anonymous' Bill CBS Denver March 7, 2015
Adam Bowers Sentenced In 2001 Sexual Assault Case 5 News September 14, 2015
Editorial: Justice for victims as Dallas' rape-kit backlog eases Dallas Morning New June 28, 2015
Detroit man charged in 2008 cold case rape after testing rape kit WXYZ Detroit October 8, 2015
Insult to injury: Some victims still charged for 'rape kits' RT December 22, 2015
Sen. Wendy Davis hopes new tax can help tackle rape kit backlog CBS DFW May 30, 2012

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