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
PATH center and program at Akron General hospital helps victims of sexual assault, domestic violence News Net 5 October 29, 2015
2,156 untested sexual assault kits processed as state works to clear backlog WKMG March 21, 2017
Negron Question FDLE On Backlog Of Rape Kits CBS Miami January 13, 2016
Bill would set rules for DNA evidence processing News 4 Jax October 12, 2015
Costa Mesa Police Identify At-Large Suspect In 1997 Cold Case Rape/Murder CBS Los Angeles February 23, 2017
Rape survivors fight back against injustice of rape kit backlog W*USA 9 October 17, 2014
Bill Would Allow Rape Victims To Keep Their Names Out Of Police Reports CBS Denver February 10, 2015
Memphis Gets Big Grant for Rape Kit Testing NYSE Post September 11, 2015
DNA of Alleged Suspect Reportedly Matches Rape of 69-Year-Old Woman CBS 58 January 25, 2016
Rape victim speaks out in hopes of finding attacker WSBTV June 22, 2015
LabCorps' link to solving Backlog in crime testing The Times News October 3, 2015
Senate Set to Approve Rape Kit Backlog Funds Ms. Magazine June 18, 2014
Address the untested rape kit backlog Miami Herald January 6, 2016
Missoulian Editorial: Montana needs way of tracking rape kits The Missoulian November 18, 2015
Senate committee approves rape case prosecution extension WLWT June 24, 2015
Man gets 5 years for 2006 sexual assault of 13-year-old girl in Ford Heights FOX 32 Chicago December 10, 2015
State Auditor Tim Keller Launches Statewide “Rape Kit” Backlog Audit Office of the New Mexico State Auditor May 5, 2016
Patterson sentenced to 20 years for rape, assault Daily Journal Online September 26, 2014
Proposed bill could help speed up Florida rape investigations ABC 7 My Suncoast September 18, 2015
New Science-Based Brochure Provides Practical Guidance for Notifying Victims of Sex Assault After their Kit is Tested PR Newswire January 18, 2016
Longueuil rape victim says she was dismissed by police; questions timing of similar attack CTV Montreal February 4, 2015
DNA helps police find suspect in 2010 Fayetteville sexual assault case WRAL January 27, 2016
Wintrow leads the fight against sexual assault Standard Journal March 21, 2017
Accused serial rapist taken into custody WKYC-TV April 3, 2015
9 investigates backlog of rape cases in Volusia County WFTV 9 January 5, 2017

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