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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)sort ascending Post Date
DNA Links Serial Rapist to 2003 Akron Attack, Authorities Say Akron Beacon Journal Stephanie Warsmith October 6, 2017
Bill Would Create System to Track Indiana's Backlog of Untested Rape Kits RTV6 Stephanie Wade January 8, 2018
Sheriff calls Upstate hospital's response to sex assault case 'absolutely unbelievable' WYFF 4 Stephanie Towers July 17, 2017
Arkansas Pushing To Test All Untested Rape Kits Arkansas Matters Stephanie Sharp October 21, 2015
Women claim race played a factor in rape kit testing Wreg.com Stephanie Scurlock September 12, 2014
Columbia man arrested in connection to 2002 rape case KRCG Stephanie Hirata, Megan Sanchez August 4, 2017
Making Us SAFER: A Bill to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog Ms. Magazine Stephanie Hallett August 10, 2010
Online tracking system for sexual assault kits proves successful KIVI TV Stephanie Hale-Lopez July 17, 2017
Victims of Sexual Assault Left with Expensive Medical Bills 1011 Now Stephanie Crace February 5, 2015
State Rep files bill changing rape kit standards News 104.5 WOKV Stephanie Brown October 12, 2015
Detectives identify sexual assault, homicide suspect 28 years after crime 10 WAVY Stephanie Ballesteros October 1, 2015
Cities Are Finally Getting Around to the Backlog of Rape Kits Jezebel Stassa Edwards May 30, 2015
Would you give a dollar to help solve a crime? Fort Worth Star-Telegram Star-Telegram Editorial Board April 10, 2017
An Arlington slaying, promise by police, DNA link and suicide Deanna Boyd Star-Telegram October 30, 2015
Prosecutors charge inmate with homicide in death of woman whose body was found in 1994 Associated Press Star Tribune September 25, 2015
If Utah values women's lives, it won't allow another rape kit to go untested Standard-Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board December 15, 2016
Eliminate Utah's evidence backlog. Fully fund the state crime lab Standard-Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board May 25, 2017
Testing every Utah rape kit is progress. But it needs to be fully funded Standard-Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board March 12, 2017
You’ve got a modern crime lab, Utah. Now make sure it’s completely funded. Standard-Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board June 13, 2017
Utah learns it cannot treat sexual assault victims as afterthoughts Standard-Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board August 1, 2017
Our view: No excuse for rape kits backlog Standard Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board June 29, 2015
Gov. Mary Fallin Urges Law Enforcement Agencies to Share Information with Sexual Assault Task Force Tulsa World Staff Reports January 19, 2018
Sheriff's Office: Hospital refused to give victim a sexual assault examination Greenville Online Staff report July 15, 2017
Iowa needs stronger rules for evidence of possible sexual assault The Gazette Staff Editorial March 9, 2017
Man gets 18-20 in prison after admitting to 1992 Savin Hill rape Dorchester Reporter Staff October 21, 2014

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