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 ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
Charlotte Is Far Behind on Testing Rape Kits. This Is How Police Hope to Catch Up Charlotte Observer Charlotte Observer Staff October 24, 2017
Charges: Man Linked To 2003 St. Paul Sex Assault, Burglary Through DNA CBS Minnesota January 21, 2016
Charges filed against DNA profile in violent 1995 rape in Akron Adam Ferrise February 28, 2015
Channel 2 investigates Georgia rape kits going untested WSBTV 2 Atlanta January 29, 2016
Changing the statute of limitations for sexual assault 9 News Victoria Sanchez September 15, 2015
Changing the culture of rape investigation The Baltimore Sun Baltimore Sun Editorial Board January 4, 2017
Changes to Law Aim to Help Rape Victims KUTV 2News Cristina Flores May 7, 2014
Changes coming to where, how rape exams are conducted in Nashville WBRC Fox 6 Tracy Kornet October 28, 2016
Change pledged to prevent victims from paying for rape-related medical costs Fox 8 New Orleans WVUE-TV Leigh Isaacson September 29, 2014
Challenging Indiana's Rape Law - Part 1: When a rapist goes free Megan Hickey July 3, 2015
Central Florida to check untested rape kits Orlando Sentinel Henry Pierson Curtis November 4, 2015
Central Falls man sentenced to prison for sexual assault WPRI Associated Press July 17, 2015
Central Falls man sentenced in 2014 sexual assault ABC 6 News Jennifer Petracca May 8, 2015
CBS4 Investigation Finds Indiana’s Approach to Sexual Assault Inconsistent, Especially for Rape Kits CBS4 Indy Jill Glavan April 26, 2018
CBS4 Exclusive: Nearly 30-Year-Old Rape Case Solved CBS Miami Carey Codd August 15, 2014
CBS Finds More Rape Kits Sit Untested Laura Strickler December 1, 2009
Cavs owner Dan Gilbert helped foster Detroit's rape kit tracking pilot program The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 23, 2014
Cause Celeb: Mariska Hargitay seeks more sexual-assault nurses and an end to rape kit backlogs The Washington Post Sarah Polus June 16, 2017
Cassie Macduff: Rape kits should never be allowed to pile up again Press Enterprise Cassie Macduff September 15, 2015
Casper man stands trial on child sexual abuse charges Casper Star Tribune Lillian Schrock February 1, 2016
Casino industry against rape exam funding bill WWLTV Jaclyn Kelley May 4, 2015
Cash-strapped Wayne County finds $1 million to help with rape kit backlog Gus Burns November 3, 2015
Carlton: Get real on Florida's untested rape kits Tampa Bay Times Sue Carlton November 6, 2015
Cardin deserves credit for rape-kit legislation Baltimore Sun Stacy Gold April 3, 2015
Canyon County to gain nine SAFE nurses Idaho Press Ruth Brown October 16, 2015


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