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
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
DA, Congressman Push to Resolve Rape Kit Backlog NBC Bay Area August 5, 2016
Seattle police to test all sexual assault kits, including those in storage KIRO-TV January 22, 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
Cleveland's last backlogged rape kits to be tested The Houston Chronicle July 23, 2014
Congressional hearing to address rape kit backlog WSCOTV May 19, 2015
Untested rape-kit task force moving forward Independent Record December 29, 2015
Biden on funding for rape kit testing Baltimore Sun March 16, 2015
TBI receives almost $1 million to eliminate sexual assault kit backlog Local 8 Now September 10, 2015
DNA of Accused Rapist Takes 15 Years to Test WZTV November 10, 2014
Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Report Complete LocalMemphis June 17, 2014
What caused Kentucky's rape kit backlog? WLKY January 19, 2017
Man suspected in 8-year-old rape case arrested WSVN 7 August 6, 2014
Jacksonville Man Found Guilty of 3 Counts of Sexual Battery News4Jax October 13, 2017
2 Bay Area Counties Among Recipients of Grant to Test Rape Kit Backlog CBS SF Bay Area September 11, 2015
DNA match leads to arrest in 2013 Nantucket rape October 29, 2015
Rape kit testing gets much needed funding Sammamish Review September 21, 2015
New Law Leads To Arrest in 2007 Sex Assault Case KKTVQ 11 News April 24, 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
Bill seeks quicker testing of rape kits News 4 Jax September 17, 2015
Police: DNA Links Texas Man to 2008 Sexual Assault of Sleeping 10-Year-Old Santa Ana Girl CBS Los Angeles April 10, 2015


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