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 descending Post Date
Washington state lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog The Bellingham Herald December 31, 2015
Editorial: Delaware needs to lead, not follow with rape kits Delaware Online March 29, 2016
News5 Investigates: Victims lack access to rape kit testing in rural counties KOAA 5 August 19, 2015
DeWine releases July Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative update The Pike County Daily July 3, 2014
Police agencies should heed rape-kit deadline The Columbus Dispatch October 2, 2015
350 local rape victims wait longer for answers WFTV 9 February 17, 2017
House approves Orwall bill to ensure testing of all rape kits kentreporter.com March 2, 2015
AG Says More Rape Kits Being Submitted for Testing Star Advertiser October 5, 2017
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
Hundreds of PA rape kits more than 1-year-old remain untested WPXI.com May 25, 2016
KBI receives grant to test unsubmitted sexual assault kits WIBW.com September 15, 2015
Thousands of Untested Rape Kits MSN.com November 15, 2015
After DNA test, man charged with 2001 rape of Valparaiso woman Post-Tribune July 18, 2014
KSP to receive $1.9 million grant to help with rape kit backlog WLKY.com September 10, 2015
Man Accused Of Rape Nearly 30-Years Ago Appears In Court CBS Miami August 18, 2014
S.F. Police Chief Suhr makes right decision on rape-kit backlog SF Chronicle June 10, 2015
State Crime Lab Submits Untested Rape Kits Data Arkansas Matters February 2, 2016
Cuyahoga County prosecutor wants help for rape DNA backlog The Independent December 13, 2014
Our View: Improve DNA testing of rape kits Panama City News Herald September 18, 2015
Report Released on Memphis Rape Kit Backlog NewsChannel5 June 18, 2014
Vice President Biden Heads to New York City Thursday To Focus on Economy, Sexual Assault Cases ABC 7 Eyewitness News September 9, 2015
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
MSU Scholar Honored for Helping Rape Victims Michigan State University April 3, 2015
Thumbs down: Slow action on rape kits unfair to public The Herald-Dispatch September 21, 2016
AG: 1st case tied to rape kits left in warehouse leads to conviction Lansing State Journal April 17, 2016

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