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
Adam Bowers Sentenced In 2001 Sexual Assault Case 5 News September 14, 2015
Rape Kit Bill Passes Senate Committee ABC News June 17, 2014
Detroit man charged in 2008 cold case rape after testing rape kit WXYZ Detroit October 8, 2015
Police: Rape kit links federal inmate to 2006 Lincoln case Grand Island Independent December 10, 2015
New Ill. Law Keeps Hospitals From Billing Victims For Rape Kits ABC 7 Eyewitness News August 26, 2015
Also up on Beacon Hill The Sun Chronicle January 17, 2016
Untested rape kit identifies suspect accused of gang rape in Detroit Fox 2 Detroit January 26, 2017
Grant to help Fayetteville police test cold case sex assault kits Fay Observer September 14, 2015
Detroit man convicted in 3 kidnapping, sexual assault cases sentenced to 121 years in prison Click On Detroit October 23, 2015
S.F. Police Chief Balks at Chance to Track Down Pre-2003 Rapists All Gov California June 5, 2015
Virginia receives $1.4 million to test more than 2000 untested sexual assault evidence kits Augusta Free Press September 10, 2015
Federal grant will help eliminate rape kit testing backlog WHBL September 10, 2015
Aiding those in recovery Leader and Times January 7, 2017
Austin & Travis Co. Get Help With Rape Kit Backlog KEYE TV September 11, 2015
Memphis Gets Funding to Complete Rape Kit Testing Local Memphis September 15, 2015
Criminal Justice Council Receives Award to Address Untested Rape Kits September 22, 2015
Editorial: Finish rape kit tests statewide The Detroit News October 5, 2015
Police Foundation to Lead Review of Comprehensive Testing of Sexual Assault Kits in Texas Press Release Rocket October 30, 2015
New partnership cutting number of untested sexual assault kits WOWK TV August 19, 2015
Bill Addresses Rape Kit Backlog, LANL Could Resume Nuclear Trigger Production KUNM January 25, 2016
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (North Carolina edition) WCNC July 16, 2015
Florida university receives grant for rape kit testing technology Law Office December 4, 2012
Iowa receiving $2 million to test rape kits September 11, 2015
No downside seen in submitting all rape kits for testing Appeal Democrat January 30, 2016
Friendly Clown: Rape charge puts Minnesota balloon-twisting clown, 57, in jail The Examiner May 29, 2015


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