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
After DNA test, man charged with 2001 rape of Valparaiso woman Post-Tribune July 18, 2014
Man Accused Of Rape Nearly 30-Years Ago Appears In Court CBS Miami August 18, 2014
MSU Scholar Honored for Helping Rape Victims Michigan State University April 3, 2015
AG Says More Rape Kits Being Submitted for Testing Star Advertiser October 5, 2017
Serial rapists given lengthy prison sentences WKYC-TV December 22, 2014
Report Released on Memphis Rape Kit Backlog NewsChannel5 June 18, 2014
Hundreds of PA rape kits more than 1-year-old remain untested WPXI.com May 25, 2016
Editorial: Let's hope Winter Haven's success is emulated The Ledger December 17, 2015
Detroit Prosecutor says $15 million needed to analyze 11,000 rape kits The Crime Report April 23, 2012
KBI receives grant to test unsubmitted sexual assault kits WIBW.com September 15, 2015
Study: Detroit Multidisciplinary Teams Creates Protocols for Responding to Untested Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 7, 2015
Richardson: No more excuses when dealing with sexual assaults East Valley Tribune August 2, 2015
TEST400K Commends Governor Rauner for Signing HB369 Into Law Today PR Newswire August 5, 2015
Police: Rape suspect's DNA matched at 1 in 13 quintillion rate http://www.wlwt.com/news/police-rape-suspects-dna-matched-at-1-in-13-quintillion-rate/37641290 January 26, 2016
Ohio's AG: About 8,400 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now September 4, 2015
Salt Lake City rape data goes online The Salt Lake City Tribune June 3, 2014
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
Rape Kit Backlog Delays Justice in Tumwater K5 News April 26, 2018
Our View: Improve DNA testing of rape kits Panama City News Herald September 18, 2015
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS San Fransisco December 12, 2014
Sen. John Cooke works to remove 10-year sex-assault statute of limitations The Greeley Tribune January 22, 2016
Ohio's AG: About 9,500 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now January 9, 2016
Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office to get funding for rape kit tests Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2015
Federal Grant Program to Help Reduce Backlog of Rape Kits Renewed NBC 29 News October 1, 2014
Thousands of Rape Kits Untested in US Daily Beast July 16, 2015

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