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
Minnesota inmate linked to 7-year-old Platteville sexual assault case Telegraph-Herald September 22, 2016
Editorial: A rape kit calamity SavannahNow February 21, 2017
Oregon Sexual Assault Examiner (SAE)/ Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Certification Commission Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner December 31, 2012
New laws confront unsolved rapes, HIV Miami Herald March 23, 2016
Akron General starting Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program Crain's Cleveland Business October 29, 2015
Rape suspect free for 11 years, despite victim naming her attacker WMAC Action News 5 June 11, 2015
New Mexico faces backlog of untested rape kits Al Jazeera America December 1, 2015
DNA Linked Suspect to Avon Running Trail Sex Assault Case: Cops NBC Connecticut August 3, 2015
Sex offender accused in 2011 rape facing new charges in another rape this year KATU July 1, 2017
Thumb up: Bill would speed testing of rape kits in Florida EndTheBacklog January 28, 2016
State Police Announce Specialized Unit for Rape Kit Processing April 19, 2012
Ky. audit explains rape-kit backlog problem The Courier-Journal September 21, 2015
Grant approved for CMPD to test nearly 900 untested rape kits FOX 46 September 28, 2015
Editorial: Pick some legislative priorities for the next session Bend Bulletin October 10, 2015
Governor Ducey Signs Bill To Achieve Justice For Sexual Assault Victims Prescott eNews March 22, 2017
Alderman Call for Answers on Possible Rape Kit Backlog CBS Chicago July 27, 2015
Serial Rapist Gets Life WTAM 1100 June 30, 2015
DeWine releases sexual assault kit testing update Times Leader Online September 5, 2015
Working to eradicate backlog of rape kits awaiting tests NewsWorks May 5, 2016
Lack of compassion for rape victims is startling Sun Sentinel October 16, 2015
Missoulian Editorial: Montana needs way of tracking rape kits The Missoulian November 18, 2015
Rape victim speaks out in hopes of finding attacker WSBTV June 22, 2015
Man gets 5 years for 2006 sexual assault of 13-year-old girl in Ford Heights FOX 32 Chicago December 10, 2015
Delays in DNA The Blade August 17, 2014
New $1 million facility opened by Memphis police will provide storage for rape evidence Daily Journal December 26, 2015


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