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
Truck driver charged in 2008 Kalamazoo rape case linked to sexual assaults in 3 other states Kalamazoo Gazette Aaron Mueller September 15, 2014
Hundreds of rape kits going untested in Southwest Virginia WSLS Aaron Martin July 7, 2015
Rape Survivor Pushes Changes In Oklahoma Law News 9 Aaron Brilbeck February 13, 2017
Jacksonville City Council funds sexual assault test kits, body cameras Florida Politics A.G. Gancarski February 28, 2017
Auditor General Works to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog 69 News 69 News February 5, 2018
Sexual Assault Kit Testing leas to indictment of suspected serial rapist 19 Action News 19 Action News Digital Team October 15, 2014
OH Attorney General: 6,577 rape kits tested, 259 indicted in Cuyahoga County 19 Action News 19 Action News Digital Team March 5, 2015
Coast Guard taking sexual allegations seriously 19 Action News 19 Action News Digital Team January 5, 2015
Gov. Rauner signs bill to cut down on rape kit backlog ABC News Channel 20 WICS News Team August 13, 2016
Why an Ohio Supreme Court case involving rape kits is drawing national attention Rachel Dissell February 1, 2016
Springfield Among Ohio Cities with Backlog of Rape Kits Now Tested Springfield News Sun Katie Wedell May 31, 2016
The Horrifying Consequences of our National Rape Kit Backlog TruthDig Kali Holloway April 8, 2016
Homeless suspect sought in rape of 12-year-old at Southside Place CVS Instant News West U Charlotte Aguilar January 21, 2016
Florida addresses untested rape kits with new law WINK News October 28, 2016
Backlogs: More Resources Needed to Test Evidence Kits Parkersburg News & Sentinel October 20, 2017
Just our questions about untested rape kits already prompting change USA Today July 16, 2015
Justice Department Honors MSU Scholar For Changing National Response To Rape MSU Today April 21, 2015
State needs to address lag in DNA testing The Citizen-Times July 15, 2014
Testing rape kits offers solid results Chattanooga Times Free Press September 7, 2014
Kasich Praised For Signing Statute of Limitations For Rape Kit Testing WTAM 1100 July 17, 2015
Working through a backlog of sexual assaults cases in New Orleans The Times-Picayune January 6, 2011
Bill Introduced in the Senate to Allow Rapid DNA Testing to be Performed by Law Enforcement Officials Business Wire December 3, 2015
Rape-kit analysis reveals suspect in unsolved Provo case Herald Extra September 3, 2015
Virginia receives $1.4 million to test sexual assault evidence kits Progress Index September 11, 2015
Port Huron man convicted of two rapes in Detroit The Times Herald June 3, 2017


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