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) Post Date
POV | Fund the rape kit processing now! WDRB Bill Lamb September 29, 2015
Suspect in 2010 Fort Lauderdale rape found in North Carolina, cops say Sun Sentinel Wayne K. Roustan September 29, 2015
Grant approved for CMPD to test nearly 900 untested rape kits FOX 46 September 28, 2015
DNA helps solve 2006 cold case 9 News Allison Sylte September 28, 2015
DNA Links Man To 2014 Bloomington Rape September 28, 2015
Man imprisoned for 2006 sexual assault in Denver The Denver Post Kirk Mitchell September 28, 2015
Law enforcement agencies reminded of deadline for backlogged rape kits The Columbus Dispatch September 28, 2015
Prosecutors: DNA ties inmate to decades-old homicide Wisconsin Law Journal Associated Press September 28, 2015
Forensic evidence often vital Bowling Green Daily News Deborah Highland September 28, 2015
Legislators back in Salem for interim meetings Daily Astorian Hillary Borrud September 27, 2015
Man charged in 2013 sex assault in South Side park Chicago Tribune Kevin Bargnes September 26, 2015
Ex-NAU athlete sentenced in 2001 campus sexual assault KPHO Associated Press September 26, 2015
Portland police making strides in testing rape kits (OPINION) Beth Nakamura September 26, 2015
Editorial: Push for money to test 'rape kits' a hopeful sign Palm Beach Post September 26, 2015
Should Florida lawmakers give more money to reducing the state's backlog of sexual assault kits? Palm Beach Post Opinion Staff September 26, 2015
Rape Kits: New Funding to Bring Victims Justice Law Street Jessica McLaughlin September 26, 2015
Judge Refuses To Let Man Back Out Of Guilty Plea In Sexual Assault Case WCHS Bob Aaron, Jeffrey A. Morris September 25, 2015
Prosecutors charge inmate with homicide in death of woman whose body was found in 1994 Associated Press Star Tribune September 25, 2015
Opinion: How Not To Comment On Sexual Assault Cases CBS Chicago Mason Johnson September 25, 2015
Bill Schuette rooting out Michigan's untested rape kits Gus Burns September 25, 2015
Schuette asks counties for number of untested rape kits The Detroit News Associated Press September 25, 2015
Crime lab gets $345K to combat DNA case backlog WHAM 13 September 25, 2015
Kentucky state senator wants rape kits tested within 90 days of submission WDRB September 25, 2015
Michigan AG asks counties for number of untested rape kits WZZM 13 Associated Press September 25, 2015
Ohio's deadline approaches for DNA testing of untested rape kits WLWT September 25, 2015


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