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.

Titlesort descending Source Author(s) Post Date
Accused serial rapist taken into custody WKYC-TV April 3, 2015
Accused serial rapist, West Mesa murder suspect sentenced in 36 years in rape case KRQE News 13 Kim Holland June 8, 2015
Activists Are Launching A National Effort To Stop Rape Kits From Going In The Trash BuzzFeed Tyler Kingkade March 23, 2017
Adam Bowers Sentenced In 2001 Sexual Assault Case 5 News September 14, 2015
Adam Edelen says 3,090 sexual assault kits untested in state; calls for reforms and more funding CN2 Don Weber September 21, 2015
Address the untested rape kit backlog Miami Herald January 6, 2016
Addressing the Rape Kit Backlog WOSU Public Media July 9, 2014
Adjudications in Circuit Court Beebe News August 12, 2015
Administration's Announcement of Additional Resources to Fight Rape Kit Backlog Orange Leader Dawn Burleigh September 10, 2015
Advocacy group says Kansas City has 1,324 untested rape kits KSHB Lexi Sutter May 19, 2015
Advocate Calls New State Law Written to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog “A Great First Step" WV Metro News Shauna Johnson April 9, 2018
Advocates Hope Focus on Sex Harassment Means More Priority for Testing Rape Kits San Francisco Chronicle Melody Gutierrez December 28, 2017
Advocates Join Fight to Eliminate Detroit's Rape Kit Backlog NPR Kate Wells February 10, 2015
Advocates laud state's new evidence law West Hartford News Christine Stuart August 5, 2015
Advocates meet to discuss possible statewide tracking system for sexual assault kits CBS46 Ashley Thompson March 28, 2017
Advocates Praise Passage of Law To Speed Transfer of Rape Kits CT News Junkie Christine Stuart July 30, 2015
Advocates Praise Senate Bill on Sexual Assault Victims' Rights The New York Times Emmarie Huetteman May 24, 2016
Advocates Urge White House to Implement Rape Kit Law RH Reality Check Sofia Resnick September 16, 2015
Advocates worry rape kit backlog will discourage victims, enable offenders Cronkite News Aida Chavez October 25, 2016
Advocates: Las Vegas sexual assault kits go untested FOX 5 KVVU-TV Danielle Miller October 7, 2014
Advocates: Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Coming to State Legislatures Rewire Christine Grimaldi October 14, 2016
African American 490 Challenge raising money to test rape kits Michigan Chronicle Kim Trent November 17, 2015
After 19 years, man charged with attempted rape The Journal Times Kristen Zambo July 21, 2014
After 20 years rape victim gets justice after kit test Fox 2 Detroit Hannah Saunders November 13, 2015
After 21 years, woman gang raped when she was 12 faces her attackers in court The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell December 19, 2014


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