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
$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
Bill Introduced in the Senate to Allow Rapid DNA Testing to be Performed by Law Enforcement Officials Business Wire December 3, 2015
Florida addresses untested rape kits with new law WINK News October 28, 2016
Over 70,000 US rape kits haven't been tested AOL July 21, 2015
Wayne County Offers $1M To Fund Investigators For Rape Kit Backlog CBS Detroit November 3, 2015
DNA of federal inmate connected to 2006 Lincoln rape Journal Star December 10, 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
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
Man sentenced to 100 years in 1985 Charlotte rape WCNC June 23, 2017
Gov. Scott seeks funding to test rape-kit backlog Daytona Beach News-Journal November 19, 2015
Just our questions about untested rape kits already prompting change USA Today July 16, 2015
Ohio prosecutor to announce 500th indictment from rape kits Hometown Stations June 29, 2016
Michigan agencies to get money for rape kit testing FOX 2 News September 11, 2015
Senate Passes Greenleaf’s Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights Pennsylvania Senate Republicans April 18, 2018
Working through a backlog of sexual assaults cases in New Orleans The Times-Picayune January 6, 2011
Port Huron man convicted of two rapes in Detroit The Times Herald June 3, 2017

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