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
Investigation Reveals Startling Scope of U.S. Rape Kit Backlog KQED Radio Michael Krasny August 12, 2015
Adjudications in Circuit Court Beebe News August 12, 2015
Repeat sex offender arrested, charged with 2012 rape WNDU Tricia Harte August 11, 2015
Editorial: Rape-kit backlog must never happen again Salt Lake Tribune August 11, 2015
Has your police department submitted rape kits for testing and gotten results? Search our database and find out Rachel Dissell August 10, 2015
Testing Utah's shelved rape kits is paying off as new leads emerge Salt Lake Tribune Robert Gehrke August 10, 2015
DNA evidence leads to suspect in 2013 assault of Lacey barista The Olympian Andy Hobbs August 10, 2015
Question Time: Ohio prosecutors charge 'John Does' for rape Kokomo Tribune Rob Burgess August 9, 2015
Should New Jersey test all rape kits? Press of Atlantic City Lynda Cohen August 8, 2015
Governor Rauner Signs HB 369 into Law FW: Jennifer Smith Tapp August 8, 2015
Wisconsin grapples with 6,000 untested sexual assault kits Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel Andrew Hahn August 8, 2015
Senate chairman demands action on rape kits USA Today Steve Reilly August 7, 2015
Tens of thousands of rape kits go untested across United States USA Today Visalia Times-Delta August 7, 2015
Survey sees progress in handling rape kits Rep-Am Destiny Lopez August 7, 2015
Investigation: Grady hospital's troubles with rape victims are even worse than acknowledged Atlanta Journal-Constitution Willoughby Mariano August 7, 2015
Dallas Police Start To Tackle Backlog Of More Than 4,000 Rape Kits Justice News Flash August 7, 2015
A Call to Test All Rape Kits FOX 40 August 6, 2015
Broome Sheriff's Office reviews rape kit testing policy Press & Sun Bulletin Anthony Borrelli August 6, 2015
Elkhart man accused of rape, intimidation could go to jail for more than 150 years The Elkhart Times Tori Fater August 6, 2015
Taking the right steps after sexual assault Central Florida Future Shanae E Hardy August 6, 2015
Atlanta hospital billed rape victims for exams The Seattle Times Willoughby Mariano August 6, 2015
Ohio's AG: About 8,000 rape kits tested for matches Washington Times Associated Press August 6, 2015
Legislation Extends Statute of Limitations on Testing Rape Evidence WSIU August 6, 2015
Extending Statute of Limitations For Rape River Bender John Gregory August 6, 2015
Parish officials commit to testing rape kits Houma Today Maki Somosot August 6, 2015


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