The Backlog

Media 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) Post Datesort ascending
NC rape victims waiting 2+ years for DNA test results WECT Ann McAdams June 22, 2015
Rape victim speaks out in hopes of finding attacker WSBTV June 22, 2015
Rape and Punishment: How a Campaign to Analyze Old DNA Evidence Is Impacting Survivors Vice News Liz Fields June 22, 2015
Funding Allocated To Analyze Untested Rape Kits The Ledger June 21, 2015
Man wanted for child rape in Weber County arrested in Northern Arizona Standard Examiner Taylor Hintz June 21, 2015
Languishing in Lockup: Untested Rape Kits Could Hold Answers for Victims The Ledger Clifford Parody June 20, 2015
Alleged Pa. rape comes back to haunt man 11 years later Penn Live John Luclew June 19, 2015
Rape kit lands another suspected Memphis rapist behind bars WMAC Action News 5 Jerry Askin June 19, 2015
Cheney crime lab prepares to test influx of rape kits KREM Jane McCarthy June 19, 2015
Sisters won't defend brother after DNA links him to brutal rape WREG Melissa Moon June 19, 2015
Police: 11 years after Wilson rape, suspect charged after DNA hit Morning Call Pamela Lehman June 18, 2015
Statement Before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Federal Bureau of Investigation Amy S. Hess June 18, 2015
DNA leads to arrest in rape from 2004 Lehigh Valley News Will Lewis June 18, 2015
County rape cases get suburban money bost Hometown Life Darrell Clem June 18, 2015
Man sentenced to 54 months in Plainville sexual assault The Bristol Press Lisa Backus June 17, 2015
'Early morning' rapist sentenced to 144 years to life in prison Cleveland.com Ida Lieszkovasky June 17, 2015
'Early morning' rapist sentenced to 144 years to life in prison Cleveland.com Ida Lieszkovasky June 17, 2015
Police agencies across Oregon counting their untested sexual assault kits OregonLive.com Maxine Bernstein June 17, 2015
Untested rape kits at Bend Police Department KTVS Katie Higgins June 17, 2015
Rape Kit Update Memphis Flyer Bianca Phillips June 16, 2015
S.F. top cop Suhr now says all rape kits will be tested this year SF Chronicle Heather Knight June 15, 2015
Child rapist pleads no contest to 3 more attacks Albuquerque Journal Joline Gutierrez Krueger June 15, 2015
Lawmakers take aim at protecting victims of sexual assault SF Chronicle Brian Slodysko June 13, 2015
Fulton rapes go unreported Atlanta Journal Constitution June 13, 2015
Locked Away: Grady Memorial Hospital withheld rape evidence from police, despite victim requests Atlanta Journal Constitution Willoughby Mariano June 13, 2015

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