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
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 Cleveland.com 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
Bill Introduced in the Senate to Allow Rapid DNA Testing to be Performed by Law Enforcement Officials Business Wire December 3, 2015
Port Huron man convicted of two rapes in Detroit The Times Herald June 3, 2017
Man sentenced to 100 years in 1985 Charlotte rape WCNC June 23, 2017
Working through a backlog of sexual assaults cases in New Orleans The Times-Picayune January 6, 2011
Moses Clark: Cleveland serial rapist gets life in prison after Sexual Assault Kits land DNA evidence News Net 5 June 30, 2015
Ohio prosecutor to announce 500th indictment from rape kits Hometown Stations June 29, 2016
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
Wayne County Offers $1M To Fund Investigators For Rape Kit Backlog CBS Detroit November 3, 2015
State needs to address lag in DNA testing The Citizen-Times July 15, 2014
DNA of federal inmate connected to 2006 Lincoln rape Journal Star December 10, 2015
Florida addresses untested rape kits with new law WINK News October 28, 2016
Testing rape kits offers solid results Chattanooga Times Free Press September 7, 2014
Just our questions about untested rape kits already prompting change USA Today July 16, 2015
$25000 donation helps push for rape kit testing Crain's Detroit Business February 8, 2015
Justice Department Honors MSU Scholar For Changing National Response To Rape MSU Today April 21, 2015
Backlogs: More Resources Needed to Test Evidence Kits Parkersburg News & Sentinel October 20, 2017
20 States Receiving Grants to Process Backlog of Rape Evidence Public News Service September 14, 2015
Law enforcement agencies reminded of deadline for backlogged rape kits The Columbus Dispatch September 28, 2015

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