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
Man sentenced to life in prison for 2012 rape The Telegraph Laura Corley February 3, 2016
Improve 'rape kit' system, but ensure accountability of those of those monitoring it Seattle Times Editorial Board February 3, 2016
Ypsilanti's 30 untested rape kits tied to complete or disputed cases Lindsay Knake February 3, 2016
Ohio tests more than 9,800 rape kits or DNA matches WLWT February 3, 2016
Missoula authorities develop new protocol for processing rape kits NBC Montana Andrea Olson February 3, 2016
Tenn indicted in Lubbock police investigation of Dunbar sexual assaults Lubbock Online Gabriel Monte February 3, 2016
Lawmakers looking at bills to address rape kit backlog, but money tight KOB 4 Stuart Dyson February 3, 2016
Bill would end backlog of Oregon untested rape kits KGW February 2, 2016
'Melissa's Law' takes aim at untested rape kits KOIN 6 Amy Fraizer February 2, 2016
65 untested rape kits in Ann Arbor connected to cases concluded by other means, police say Lindsay Knake February 2, 2016
Bill Cosby might have changed the way police investigate rape Washington Post Danielle Paquette February 2, 2016
The Sexual Assault Survivor Saving Untested Rape Kits from the Trash VICE Gabby Bess February 2, 2016
Smith to lead city's Sexual Assault Kit Task Force Commercial Appeal Ryan Poe February 2, 2016
State Crime Lab Submits Untested Rape Kits Data Arkansas Matters February 2, 2016
Franklin County Prosecutors Worries Rapists Could Go Free Depending On Supreme Court Ruling 10 TV Kevin Landers February 2, 2016
'Melissa's Law' designed to get thousands of rape victims justice KATU 2 Jackie LaBrecque February 2, 2016
Our view: Sex assault evidence kit press release creates confusion Our Midland February 2, 2016
Bill Would Fund Rape-Kit Testing KUNM Marisa Demarco February 2, 2016
Why an Ohio Supreme Court case involving rape kits is drawing national attention Rachel Dissell February 1, 2016
Casper man stands trial on child sexual abuse charges Casper Star Tribune Lillian Schrock February 1, 2016
Rape kit testing at the heart of Ohio Supreme Court Case WOWO Darrin Wright January 31, 2016
No downside seen in submitting all rape kits for testing Appeal Democrat January 31, 2016
AG: 1,800 untested rape kits, 28 in St. Clair County The Times Herald Beth LeBlanc January 30, 2016
Channel 2 investigates Georgia rape kits going untested WSBTV 2 Atlanta January 30, 2016
Homeless man accused of sexual assaulting girl in CVS bathroom nabbed ABC 13 January 30, 2016


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