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
Man Accused Of Rape Nearly 30-Years Ago Appears In Court CBS Miami August 18, 2014
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
Cuyahoga County prosecutor wants help for rape DNA backlog The Independent December 13, 2014
Our View: Improve DNA testing of rape kits Panama City News Herald September 18, 2015
Report Released on Memphis Rape Kit Backlog NewsChannel5 June 18, 2014
Thumbs down: Slow action on rape kits unfair to public The Herald-Dispatch September 21, 2016
KSP to receive $1.9 million grant to help with rape kit backlog WLKY.com September 10, 2015
AG: 1st case tied to rape kits left in warehouse leads to conviction Lansing State Journal April 17, 2016
Detroit Prosecutor says $15 million needed to analyze 11,000 rape kits The Crime Report April 23, 2012
FDLE releases plan to catch up on rape kit testing ABC 27 WTXL January 1, 2016
Serial rapists given lengthy prison sentences WKYC-TV December 22, 2014
Salt Lake City rape data goes online The Salt Lake City Tribune June 3, 2014
S.F. Police Chief Suhr makes right decision on rape-kit backlog SF Chronicle June 10, 2015
Vice President Biden Heads to New York City Thursday To Focus on Economy, Sexual Assault Cases ABC 7 Eyewitness News September 9, 2015
Editorial: Let's hope Winter Haven's success is emulated The Ledger December 17, 2015
Editorial: Resolution Needed on Rape Cases The Ledger June 27, 2015
Man Charged in 2010 Cold Case Sexual Assault After Victim Passed Away CBS Denver October 9, 2015
Law and Order' Star Testifies About Rape Kits, Sexual Violence to Congress NBC New York June 16, 2017
Taos police account for untested evidence The Taos News November 1, 2015
Trial Begins for Early Morning Rapist WTAM1100 February 3, 2015
Federal Grant Program to Help Reduce Backlog of Rape Kits Renewed NBC 29 News October 1, 2014
Oxnard Police Nab Suspect Wanted For April Sexual Assault CBS Los Angeles July 2, 2015
DNA testing of sexual assault kits tops 8,000 in Ohio WKYC August 5, 2015
Virginia will outsource lab work for 2,000 untested rape kits in storage ABC 8 News September 11, 2015
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS San Fransisco December 12, 2014

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