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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) Post Datesort descending
DNA results from rape kit backlog in Memphis reveal possible serial killer WREG Memphis Bridget Chapman May 25, 2017
#TestTheKits: 44 DNA hits made in Virginia's rape kit backlog 13 News Now Laura Gellar May 25, 2017
DNA testing of Virginia’s rape kit backlog leads to ‘hits’ in Va. Beach, Fairfax WRIC/WAVY May 25, 2017
No one knows how many untested rape kits there are in California. This bill aims to fix that Los Angeles Times Jazmine Ulloa May 26, 2017
Cold case: Man back in Cobb to face charges in 1986 double rape, murder Lauren Foreman May 26, 2017
This State Assembly Bill Could Help End California's Notorious Rape Kit Backlog LAist Emma Specter May 26, 2017
Stop serial rapists with prompt evidence tests Albuquerque Journal Diane Dimond May 27, 2017
Two hospitals partner to restore local access to sexual assault exams News Tribune Brittany Hilderbrand May 29, 2017
LAPD Links Torrance Man To 2 Lincoln Heights Cold Case Murders Using Familial DNA CBS Los Angeles May 30, 2017
More than 100 previously untested rape kits from Chesapeake will be sent to lab The Virginian-Pilot Robyn Sidersky May 31, 2017
Biloxi wants to charge $5,000 for records on their rape kit backlog MuckRock Vanessa Nason May 31, 2017
Rape kit backlog easing, Beshear says Messenger-Inquirer James Mayse June 1, 2017
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
Utah’s new crime lab to use robotics to speed up rape kit testing The Salt Lake Tribune Tiffany Frandsen June 2, 2017
“A Victim-Centered Process” for Solving Sex Crimes The Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff June 2, 2017
Brooklyn Man Receives Up To 20 Years In Prison For 1998 Park Slope Rape BKLYNER Pamela Wong June 2, 2017
State says it will do DNA tests on 274 Green Bay rape kits; testing could begin next week Green Bay Press-Gazette Doug Schneider June 2, 2017
Man found guilty of 2010 rape to Vonda Evans: 'F**** you!' Fox 2 Detroit Josh Landon June 2, 2017
Port Huron man convicted of two rapes in Detroit The Times Herald June 3, 2017
Thousands of Rape Kits Continue To Go Untested Affinity Magazine Grace Miller June 3, 2017
He terrorized me: An Indy native's torment drives her to fight for rape victims Indy Star Marisa Kwiatkowski June 4, 2017
Out of the Shadow: A Child Rape Survivor's Story Independent Record Jayme Fraser June 4, 2017
Orleans rapist's cold-case conviction, life sentence upheld by state Supreme Court The Times Picayune Ken Daley June 5, 2017
Colorado High Court Rules Sex Offenders Can Be Charged for Rape Kits U.S. News & World Report Tom James June 5, 2017
Twin Falls police to 'begin by believing' rape victims Nathan Brown June 6, 2017


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