The Backlog

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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.

Titlesort ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
Activists Are Launching A National Effort To Stop Rape Kits From Going In The Trash BuzzFeed Tyler Kingkade March 23, 2017
Accused serial rapist, West Mesa murder suspect sentenced in 36 years in rape case KRQE News 13 Kim Holland June 8, 2015
Accused serial rapist taken into custody WKYC-TV April 3, 2015
Accused serial rapist nabbed Norwalk Reflector Norwalk Reflector Staff February 27, 2015
Accused Serial Rapist Arrested by Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force Huntington News Special to HNN provided by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine February 26, 2015
Accused rapist in Moore County could go free The Fayetteville Observer Greg Barnes March 9, 2017
Accused Rapist Free On Bond After Victim Waits 15 Years For Arrest My FOX Memphis Les Smith February 12, 2015
Accused 3-time rapist indicted after Sexual Assault Kit Task Force investigation News Net 5 News Net 5 Staff April 3, 2015
ABQ’s Sexual Assault Evidence Backlog Is Getting Worse WMOT Marisa Demarco April 18, 2017
ABQ mayor details 2017 legislative priorities KOB4 J.R. Oppenheim January 19, 2017
ABQ City Council tries to handle rape kit backlog problem KOAT Chris Guardaro December 19, 2016
ABC15 investigation uncovers thousands of rape kits left untested by Vallet law enforcement ABC15 Dave Biscobing, Lauren Gilger November 11, 2012
AB 1017 Would Strengthen Laws Regarding Rape Kit Testing LA Progressive Anthony Portantino February 16, 2011
A year after moving facilities, some crime lab backlog is down Lincoln Journal Star Nichole Manna October 31, 2016
A third of Louisiana 1,333 untested rape kits at least 5 years old Jonathan Bullington March 5, 2015
A Survivor Explains The Sad Reason It Took 10 Years to Find Her Rapist Attn. Diana Crandall November 28, 2015
A Revolutionary Algorithm To Clear Up Rape Kit Backlogs Vocativ Tracy Clark-Flory September 10, 2016
A rapist left his dentures behind at the crime scene. His name was written inside. But no one looked. The Washington Post Kyle Swenson July 31, 2017
A race for justice: Prosecutor's rape kit task force chases decades-old cases with little time left The Cleveland Plain Dealer Leila Atassi, Rachel Dissell July 31, 2013
A North Carolina Law Is Taking Aim At Untested Rape Kits Refinery29 Kimberly Truong June 30, 2017
A Neglected Victim, A Voice of Moral Outrage: Editorial Oregonian Oregonian Editorial Board December 2, 2017
A needed revolution: rape and U.S. justice The Daily Beast Sarah Tofte April 8, 2012
A month after Utah judge threatens to jail crime lab employee, DNA results received by defense in rape case The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller December 16, 2016
A Missed Opportunity to Find Rapists The New York Times The Editorial Board October 14, 2014
A Look at Cities, States Receiving $79M for Rape Kit Tests ABC News Associated Press September 10, 2015


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