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.

Titlesort descending Source Author(s) Post Date
Appeal in the works for Racine man whose conviction was overturned Journal Times Kristen Zambo August 21, 2015
Appeals court rules statements to doctors and nurses made by now-deceased woman who reported rape decades ago can be used by prosecutors The Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell April 3, 2014
Appeals Court to issue opinion on possible DNA testing in 35 year old Juneau homicide KTOO Matt Miller February 3, 2017
Appeals court upholds man's rape conviction, sends case back for resentencing Winston-Salem Journal Michael Hewlett March 17, 2015
Appeals court vacates rape convictions of two men in first jury trial victory based on testing of decades old rape kits Cleveland.com Rachel Dissell March 6, 2015
Approximately 850 Rape Kit Containers in Austin Found Infested with Mold Jezebel Madeleine Davies June 27, 2017
Area Counties Part of Backlog of State's Untested Sexual Assault Kits Connersville News Examiner James Sprague December 8, 2017
Arizona agencies get funding to cut backlog of rape evidence KPHO Phil Benson September 14, 2015
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Responds to Governor Ducey's Executive Order Regarding Untested Rape Kits Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence January 12, 2016
Arizona Continues Working To Clear Rape Kit Backlog KJZZ Mark Brodie November 1, 2016
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tackles untested rape kit backlog ABC 15 Arizona Melissa Blasius January 12, 2016
Arizona law enforcement revising stance on rape kits Arizona Daily Sun June 21, 2016
Arizona Lawmakers Want Statewide Reporting on Untested Sexual Assault Kits Phoenix New Times Matthew Hendley February 10, 2015
Arizona legislature fails to pass law to require police to tally untested rape kit evidence ABC 15 Arizona Dave Biscobing, Lauren Gilger April 27, 2015
Arizona officials pay $3.5 million to disabled girl, 13, after botched rape probe meant her attacker continued to assault her for four years after she first raised the alarm Daily Mail Lydia Warren April 9, 2015
Arizona police arrest Arkansas fugitive also wanted for Utah child rape KATV June 23, 2015
Arizona roughly 20% of the way through testing rape kit backlog ABC 15 Melissa Blasius March 17, 2017
Arizona Senate Bill 1429 Arizona State Legislature Sen. Katie Hobbs February 10, 2015
Arkansas looks to speed up rape kit testing THV11 Philip Buck March 25, 2015
Arkansas Pushing To Test All Untested Rape Kits Arkansas Matters Stephanie Sharp October 21, 2015
Arkansas to receive grant money for untested rape kits THV 11 Macy Jenkins September 11, 2015
Arlington rape victim gets justice after 2 decades WUSA9 Debra Alfarone November 6, 2014
Arrest made in 2005 Eugene rape case The Register-Guard Jack Moran December 14, 2016
As 'Missoula' Shines Spotlight on Campus Rape, Women Share How Their Allegations Changed Them Forever ABC News Juju Chang, Nick Capote, Ashley Louszko and Lauren Efron April 22, 2015
As Crime Lab Cases Climb, Montana Aims to Make Sex Assault Evidence Kits More Efficient Montana Standard Holly K. Michels October 10, 2017

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