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) Post Datesort ascending
Rape kit testing helps indict former MPD officer in a 2000 rape WMC Action News 5 September 9, 2014
Testing rape kits offers solid results Chattanooga Times Free Press September 7, 2014
Sexual assault kit testing initiative exceeds goal Fairborn Daily Herald September 6, 2014
Mike DeWine's rape kit testing efforts praised by Democrat Timothy McGinty, panned by challenger David Pepper The Plain Dealer Jeremy Plezer September 4, 2014
Hundreds of rape kits remain untested in East Tennessee Local 8 News Melissa Lee September 3, 2014
Convicted murderer indicted for rapes of 3 women WKYC WKYC Staff September 3, 2014
Haze' looks at the limbo of waiting for rape kit to be tested San Francisco Chronicle Jessica Zack September 2, 2014
Thousands of Tennessee rape kits untested USA Today Brian Haas September 2, 2014
There are more than 9,000 untested rape kits in Tennessee The Washington Post Abby Ohlheiser September 2, 2014
Man guilty of raping and hogtying woman who’d been asleep in her bed Norwalk Reflector Jennifer Feehan September 2, 2014
Rape kit exams not available on area campuses The Baltimore Sun Danae King September 1, 2014
Republicans making it harder to catch rapists admin25 August 31, 2014
Cleveland Heights man Robert Green sentenced to up to 135 years for 7 rapes NewsNet5 Associated Press August 28, 2014
11 Ways to Solve Rape Better than Nail Polish Mic Elizabeth Plank August 28, 2014
Serial rapist caught after sexual assault kits finally tested sentenced to more than 100 years in prison The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell August 27, 2014
Rape kit lawsuit moves from federal to state court WMC-TV Kontji Anthony August 26, 2014
Rape Kit Backlog Prompts Court Fight on Two Fronts The Daily News- Memphis Bill Dries August 26, 2014
California lawmakers pass measure requiring testing of rape kits Reuters Jennifer Chaussee August 22, 2014
Davis Calls for an End to Statute of Limitations for Rape The Austin Chronicle Mary Tuma August 22, 2014
New federal initiative will start testing nationwide backlog of rape kits The Denver Channel Keli Rabon August 21, 2014
Sex Crimes Unit Completes ‘Eye-Opening’ Training The Daily News- Memphis Bill Dries August 21, 2014
Judge allows new DNA testing in 1996 Putnam rape case The Charleston Gazette Ryan Quinn August 20, 2014
MPD Push on Rape Kit Backlog Yields Indictments Memphis Flyer Toby Sells August 20, 2014
Salt Lake Police Chief disagrees with city proposal to solve rape kits backlog Brian Carlson August 19, 2014
Memphis increases investigators on sexual assault kit backlog Daniel Connolly Memphis Commercial Appeal August 19, 2014


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