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 Sourcesort ascending Author(s) Post Date
Dade Gets $1.9M For Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS Miami Giovanna Maselli September 10, 2015
Man Accused Of Rape Nearly 30-Years Ago Appears In Court CBS Miami August 18, 2014
CBS4 Exclusive: Nearly 30-Year-Old Rape Case Solved CBS Miami Carey Codd August 15, 2014
Officials: Rape Kits That Sat For Years Without Testing Led To Arrests CBS Miami June 20, 2014
Rape kit testing revealed more alleged rapists Memphis Sun Times Sam Stecklow March 19, 2015
Impact of Quality Local Reporting Highlights How Conservative Media Fail Sexual Assault Victims Media Matters for America Rachel Calvert May 20, 2015
Hawaii makes ‘progress’ in dealing with massive number of untested rape kits Maui Time Anthony Pignataro October 3, 2016
White House, NYC prosecutor pledge $79M to test rape kits Mashable Associated Press September 10, 2015
VP Biden, DA Vance, AG Lynch Announce $79 Million Rape Kit Initiative New York County District Attorney's Office September 11, 2015
District Attorney Vance Awards $38 Million In Grants To Help 32 Jurisdictions in 20 States Test Backlogged Rape Kits New York County District Attorney's Office Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. September 10, 2015
Rape Kit Gets First Update In 20 Years New York 1 NY1 News October 21, 2009
Wintrow: Keep The Momentum Going Magic Valley Drew Nash October 4, 2017
Twin Falls police to 'begin by believing' rape victims Nathan Brown June 6, 2017
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is Tackling Detroit's Many Unsolved Rape Cases Madame Noire March 12, 2015
Now-paralyzed man admits to 2002 rape after rape kit match StarTribune February 10, 2017
Suspect arrested in connection with Dunbar neighborhood sexual assault Lubbock Avalanche Journal Lucinda Holt and Jordan Sigler January 22, 2016
Tenn indicted in Lubbock police investigation of Dunbar sexual assaults Lubbock Online Gabriel Monte February 2, 2016
California Bill Aimed At Reducing Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Passes Committee CBS Los Angeles September 1, 2017
LAPD Links Torrance Man To 2 Lincoln Heights Cold Case Murders Using Familial DNA CBS Los Angeles May 30, 2017
Costa Mesa Police Identify At-Large Suspect In 1997 Cold Case Rape/Murder CBS Los Angeles February 23, 2017
Oxnard Police Nab Suspect Wanted For April Sexual Assault CBS Los Angeles July 2, 2015
Police: DNA Links Texas Man to 2008 Sexual Assault of Sleeping 10-Year-Old Santa Ana Girl CBS Los Angeles April 10, 2015
Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Rape, Murder Of Woman, 84, Nearly 30 Years Ago CBS Los Angeles August 8, 2014
LA County On Track To Clear Rape Evidence Backlog CBS Local Los Angeles Associated Press October 16, 2010
Mobile Police Department Awarded Another $1.9 Million in SAKI Grants to Test Rape Kits NBC15 Keith Lane October 4, 2017


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