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
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
Trial Begins for Early Morning Rapist WTAM1100 February 3, 2015
Man Charged in 2010 Cold Case Sexual Assault After Victim Passed Away CBS Denver October 9, 2015
Sexual Assault Advocate Speaks Out About Rape Kit Backlog WICS May 22, 2015
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Attorney General Mike DeWine June 3, 2014
Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office to get funding for rape kit tests Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2015
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS San Fransisco December 12, 2014
Oxnard Police Nab Suspect Wanted For April Sexual Assault CBS Los Angeles July 2, 2015
Fayetteville police win grant to process old rape kits Fay Observer October 21, 2015
Ohio's AG: About 9,500 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now January 9, 2016
Editorial: Florida needs to test all rape kits Tampa Bay Times November 6, 2015
Routine DNA search connects man to rape case after four years Click 2 Houston June 11, 2015
Addressing the Rape Kit Backlog WOSU Public Media July 9, 2014
Eliminate statute of limitation on rape Pal-Item July 25, 2015
1,400 Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits to be Tested in Tennessee WGNS Radio September 10, 2015
Assemblywoman Skinner says new law addresses rape kit backlog KTVU San Francisco October 1, 2014
Untested Rape Kits to be Counted KGAN 2 September 11, 2015
King County Council approves funding to address untested rape kits Kent Reporter September 15, 2015
Charges: Man Linked To 2003 St. Paul Sex Assault, Burglary Through DNA CBS Minnesota January 21, 2016
Sorenson Forensics Assists in Testing Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Stockpile in Michigan Business Wire September 3, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog Report: MPD Adhered To Nationally Accepted Standards myFOXMemphis June 17, 2014
Opinion: Virginia needs to provide funding to process untested rape kits Daily Press July 28, 2015
New laws aim to speed up processing of rape evidence CBS2 Denver May 15, 2013


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