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
Kentucky state senator wants rape kits tested within 90 days of submission WDRB September 25, 2015
Oxnard Police Nab Suspect Wanted For April Sexual Assault CBS Los Angeles July 2, 2015
Report: Rape kit backlog not malicious Times Daily June 18, 2014
Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office to get funding for rape kit tests Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2015
Sexual Assault Advocate Speaks Out About Rape Kit Backlog WICS May 22, 2015
Fayetteville police win grant to process old rape kits Fay Observer October 21, 2015
Editorial: Florida needs to test all rape kits Tampa Bay Times November 6, 2015
Man Charged in 2010 Cold Case Sexual Assault After Victim Passed Away CBS Denver October 9, 2015
Thousands of Rape Kits Untested in US Daily Beast July 16, 2015
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Attorney General Mike DeWine June 3, 2014
AG: FUNDS SECURED TO HELP END RAPE KIT BACKLOG WTVQ May 19, 2016
Routine DNA search connects man to rape case after four years Click 2 Houston June 11, 2015
Trial Begins for Early Morning Rapist WTAM1100 February 3, 2015
Editorial: Resolution Needed on Rape Cases The Ledger June 27, 2015
Sen. John Cooke works to remove 10-year sex-assault statute of limitations The Greeley Tribune January 22, 2016
Ohio's AG: About 9,500 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now January 9, 2016
Addressing the Rape Kit Backlog WOSU Public Media July 9, 2014
Leyva Bill Requiring Rape Kit Testing Passes Senate Public Safety Committee Loscerritos News April 4, 2018
Rape suspect arrested, charged 15 years after the alleged crime My FOX Memphis July 30, 2015
Assemblywoman Skinner says new law addresses rape kit backlog KTVU San Francisco October 1, 2014
Federal Grant Helps Montana Continue Work of Testing Sexual Assault Kits Public News Service October 9, 2017
Untested Rape Kits to be Counted KGAN 2 September 11, 2015
Tempe PD Ready to Have Backlog of Rape Kits Tested MSN.com January 29, 2016
King County Council approves funding to address untested rape kits Kent Reporter September 15, 2015
Attorney claims city withheld documents about rape kit backlog WMC Action News 5 November 13, 2015

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