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
Cold case rapes big issue in race for Ohio Attorney General WFMJ Michelle Nicks October 31, 2014
Bill aimed at reducing backlog in processing rape kits passes Ohio Senate WMFJ June 16, 2014
Legislation to speed up sexual assault kit testing passed in Ohio Senate WFMJ June 5, 2014
2 arrested for 2008 sex assault after rape kits tested WFAA 8 ABC January 7, 2016
Dallas PD aims for justice by revisiting untested rape kits WFAA Rebecca Lopez July 18, 2015
Police, sheriffs must soon pay to use state crime labs Jason Whitely July 20, 2017
Fort Worth hopes to win grant to help overcome rape kit backlog WFAA 8 (ABC) Jim Douglas July 15, 2013
Dallas man gets life after cold case rape kit testing program leads to ID WFAA Tanya Eiserer March 3, 2017
Serial rape suspect arrested days after release WFAA Tanya Eiserer January 13, 2017
Advocates laud state's new evidence law West Hartford News Christine Stuart August 5, 2015
Victim speaks out about untested rape kits WESH 2 News Bob Kealing May 17, 2016
Surveillance video, social media lead to kidnapping, rape arrest December 11, 2015
More than 10,000 rape kits across Florida not tested Bob Kealing November 4, 2015
NC rape victims waiting 2+ years for DNA test results WECT Ann McAdams June 22, 2015
Justice at Last: DNA evidence links convicted NC man to 1996 sexual assault WECT 6 WECT Staff April 7, 2015
Agencies with most untested rape kits defend practices December 8, 2015
WDOJ to start testing untested rape kits in local municipalities November 5, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog Issues Affect Local Police Departments We Are Central PA Mallory Lane May 21, 2015
Petition to fund untested rape kits surpasses goal February 8, 2017
Mountain State to Receive $3 Million for Sexual Assault Kit Testing 5 News Matthew Baumgarten September 15, 2015
Adam Bowers Sentenced In 2001 Sexual Assault Case 5 News September 14, 2015
Results from first 'backlogged' sexual assault kits expected this month WDRB Danielle Lama September 14, 2016
Kentucky bill would speed collection, testing of rape kits Lawrence Smith January 7, 2016
Democratic Attorney General-elect Andy Beshear pledges cooperation with Republican Governor WDRB Lawrence Smith November 10, 2015
POV | Fund the rape kit processing now! WDRB Bill Lamb September 29, 2015


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