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
Virginia will outsource lab work for 2,000 untested rape kits in storage ABC 8 News September 11, 2015
Mayor calls Police Bureau's dismal history on handling of sex assault kits 'unacceptable' OregonLive.com September 15, 2015
DNA testing of sexual assault kits tops 8,000 in Ohio WKYC August 5, 2015
Taos police account for untested evidence The Taos News November 1, 2015
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS San Fransisco December 12, 2014
Man Facing Rape Charges in Daviess County WBIW.com August 19, 2015
Sen. John Cooke works to remove 10-year sex-assault statute of limitations The Greeley Tribune January 22, 2016
Kym Worthy to speak at Giving Hope annual event Hometown Life September 4, 2015
Report: Rape kit backlog not malicious Times Daily June 18, 2014
Routine DNA search connects man to rape case after four years Click 2 Houston June 11, 2015
Editorial: Resolution Needed on Rape Cases The Ledger June 27, 2015
Kentucky state senator wants rape kits tested within 90 days of submission WDRB September 25, 2015
AG: FUNDS SECURED TO HELP END RAPE KIT BACKLOG WTVQ May 19, 2016
Oxnard Police Nab Suspect Wanted For April Sexual Assault CBS Los Angeles July 2, 2015
Illinois Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act Illinois General Assembly September 1, 2010
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Attorney General Mike DeWine June 3, 2014
Florida attorney general wants all rape kits tested News-Press September 9, 2015
Eliminate statute of limitation on rape Pal-Item July 25, 2015
State must get caught up on rape kits Las Cruces Sun-News December 9, 2015
New laws aim to speed up processing of rape evidence CBS2 Denver May 15, 2013
MU DNA expert leads pilot project to expedite sexual assault kit exams Herald Dispatch December 26, 2015
California Attorney General's Office Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Test Sexual Assault Evidence Kits Imperial Valley news September 14, 2015
State Auditor says report to be released on untested rape kits WKYT September 19, 2015
DNA Links Man To 2014 Bloomington Rape WBIW.com September 28, 2015
Addressing the Rape Kit Backlog WOSU Public Media July 9, 2014

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