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 Sourcesort descending Author(s) Post Date
Newly tested rape kit from 2009 leads to arrest WTSP Mike Deeson December 16, 2015
Columbus man charged with first degree rape WTVA March 26, 2015
Police get new lead in 25-year-old murder WTVA August 21, 2015
Victim support groups call for rape kit testing protocol WTMV.com Emilie Arroyo July 22, 2015
Jury reaches guilty verdict in decades-old rape case WTVM.com WAFF 48 Digital Staff August 26, 2015
Rape kit grant of $1.9M awarded to Kentucky State Police WTVQ WTVQ Web Desk September 11, 2015
AG: FUNDS SECURED TO HELP END RAPE KIT BACKLOG WTVQ May 19, 2016
FDLE releases plan to catch up on rape kit testing ABC 27 WTXL January 1, 2016
TPD Gets Grant to Test Backlogged Rape Kits WTXL TV Stephen Jiwanmall October 27, 2015
Nearly 11,000 Sexual Assault Kits Untested, Survey Said Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM Sarah Kimbro November 9, 2015
Comedy fundraiser for serious subject: Eliminating rape kit backlog WUSA Debra Alfarone March 10, 2017
5 things to know Monday W*USA March 16, 2015
VP Biden joins effort to end rape kit backlog W*USA Nikki Burdine March 16, 2015
$41 million may go to help get rid of rape kit backlog WUSA9 Debra Alfarone February 17, 2015
Rape survivors fight back against injustice of rape kit backlog W*USA 9 October 17, 2014
Man arrested for sexual assault while impersonating cop WUSA Staff WUSA 9 July 20, 2015
WUSA9 Follow-Up: Dozens of rape survivors get justice WUSA9 Debra Alfarone August 12, 2014
Judge allows new DNA testing in 1996 Putnam rape case The Charleston Gazette Ryan Quinn August 20, 2014
WSVP crime lab: Rape kit backlog a solvable problem Charleston Gazette Erin Beck September 28, 2014
Hundreds of DNA rape kits on backlog at State Police Crime Lab WVVA Annie Moore July 22, 2015
DNA backlog reveals past problems with NOPD and rape cases WWLTV Eyewitness News Katie Moore January 18, 2011
NOPD looking to technology for crime fighting initiatives in 2011 WWLTV Eyewitness News Maya Rodriguez January 4, 2011
DNA links 13-year-old boy to second rape of a young girl WWLTV July 22, 2015
2009 Report: Rape kits go untested WWLTV Katie Moore July 15, 2015
Investigation shows sex assault kits often underreported WWLTV Katie Moore July 17, 2015

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