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 ascending Post Date
Tens of thousands of rape kits go untested across USA USA Today Steve Reilly July 16, 2015
Congress slated to increase rape kit funding by $45M USA Today Steve Reilly December 16, 2015
Senate chairman demands action on rape kits USA Today Steve Reilly August 7, 2015
State audit underway of untested sexual assault evidence kits Las Cruces Sun-News Steve Ramirez June 29, 2016
State audit underway of untested sexual assault evidence kits Las Cruces Sun-News Steve Ramirez June 29, 2016
'I was begging for my life,' victim testifies at East Pennsboro Twp. rape-at-gunpoint case Penn Live Steve Marroni December 14, 2015
West Virginia man convicted in East Pennsboro Twp. rape-at-gunpoint case Penn Live Steve Marroni December 20, 2015
York County man faces 29 to 58 years behind bars for kidnapping, rape of 7 year old Penn Live Steve Marroni May 31, 2015
Bill to track sexual assault evidence kits passes Senate Public Safety Committee LGBT Weekly Steve Lee June 6, 2017
San Juan County 'rape kits' go untested Farmington Daily Times Steve Garrison November 21, 2015
Hillsborough commissioners to Gov. Rick Scott: Address untested rape kits now Tampa Bay Times Steve Contorno December 16, 2015
DA's Office Adds Staff In Anticipation Of Influx In Rape Cases From DNA Testing Dallas Observer Stephen Young June 25, 2015
Riverside: Grant will allow testing of rape kits The Press Enterprise Stephen Wall September 10, 2015
New bill aims to end backlog in untested rape kits KATU 2 Stephen Mayer January 29, 2016
TPD Gets Grant to Test Backlogged Rape Kits WTXL TV Stephen Jiwanmall October 27, 2015
Found rape kit allows Utah police to re-open child rape case Salt Lake Tribune Stephen Hunt June 25, 2015
DNA Links Serial Rapist to 2003 Akron Attack, Authorities Say Akron Beacon Journal Stephanie Warsmith October 6, 2017
Sheriff calls Upstate hospital's response to sex assault case 'absolutely unbelievable' WYFF 4 Stephanie Towers July 17, 2017
Arkansas Pushing To Test All Untested Rape Kits Arkansas Matters Stephanie Sharp October 21, 2015
Women claim race played a factor in rape kit testing Wreg.com Stephanie Scurlock September 12, 2014
Columbia man arrested in connection to 2002 rape case KRCG Stephanie Hirata, Megan Sanchez August 4, 2017
Making Us SAFER: A Bill to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog Ms. Magazine Stephanie Hallett August 10, 2010
Online tracking system for sexual assault kits proves successful KIVI TV Stephanie Hale-Lopez July 17, 2017
Victims of Sexual Assault Left with Expensive Medical Bills 1011 Now Stephanie Crace February 5, 2015
State Rep files bill changing rape kit standards News 104.5 WOKV Stephanie Brown October 12, 2015

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