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
Editorial: Pick some legislative priorities for the next session Bend Bulletin October 10, 2015
Man Charged in 2010 Cold Case Sexual Assault After Victim Passed Away CBS Denver October 10, 2015
Denver files charges in cold case sexual assault on 13-year-old girl Denver Post Kirk Mitchell October 9, 2015
Man charged with Topeka rape, aggravated sodomy bound over for trial CJ Online Ann Marie Bush October 9, 2015
Detroit women pledge $600k to solve untested rape-kit crisis New York Times Women In The World October 9, 2015
Finally Tackling Backlog Of Rape Case Evidence Hartford Courant Editorial Board October 9, 2015
Editorial: More funding needed for timely tests of rape kits New Haven Register Editorial Board October 8, 2015
Detroit man charged in 2008 cold case rape after testing rape kit WXYZ Detroit October 8, 2015
New rape-kit testing policies need follow-through: Editorial Editorial Board October 8, 2015
DNA from forgotten Detroit rape kit leads to arrest of parolee in cold case Gus Burns October 8, 2015
First Charges Stemming from Untested Rape Kits in Detroit Filed 1450 WHTC Gary Stevens October 8, 2015
Rape kit test links man set for trial in Cuyahoga Falls stabbing death of ex-girlfriend to unsolved 2006 rape Rachel Dissell October 8, 2015
Worthy 'proud' of progress on rape kits Hometown Life Darrell Clem October 8, 2015
Women rally to raise $600K to solve rape kit crisis Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley October 8, 2015
Rape Crisis Center expands to meet increased need Las Vegas Sun Megan Messerly October 8, 2015
Attacker Linked by DNA to 2 Rapes in 2001 Gets 9 Years in Prison Pacifica Patch Alexander Nguyen October 8, 2015
State forensic lab deluged with untested DNA from sexual assault cases Willoughby Mariano October 8, 2015
MSP receives $7 million in grants for untested rape kits WLNS Christa Lamendola October 7, 2015
MSP gets $7M in grants to test rape kits, fight heroin The Detroit News James David Dickson October 7, 2015
Utah working through statewide backlog of untested rape kits Daily Journal Associated Press October 7, 2015
Michigan getting $7M for efforts including rape kit testing WZZM 13 Associated Press October 7, 2015
Michigan receiving $7M for efforts including rape kit testing WOOD TV Associated Press October 7, 2015
Results back on hundreds of rape kits tested by State Crime Lab KUTV Jeremy Harris October 7, 2015
Rape-kit results trickle in and offer closure, but much more is to be done Salt Lake Tribune Erin Alberty October 7, 2015
Grant money to help Dallas County test rape kit backlog FOX 4 October 6, 2015


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