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
Minnesota inmate linked to 7-year-old Platteville sexual assault case Telegraph-Herald September 22, 2016
Governor Signs Rape Kit Legislation Today ABC 13 News Now April 14, 2016
Editorial: A rape kit calamity SavannahNow February 21, 2017
Governor Ducey Signs Bill To Achieve Justice For Sexual Assault Victims Prescott eNews March 22, 2017
Columbus man charged with first degree rape WTVA March 26, 2015
Rape kit testing continuing WTAM 1100 May 21, 2015
Work continues to test Detroit rape kits found in 2009 Chron July 17, 2015
Oregon Sexual Assault Examiner (SAE)/ Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Certification Commission Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner December 31, 2012
Ogden police make arrest in 7-year-old rape case Good 4 Utah June 24, 2015
Sex offender accused in 2011 rape facing new charges in another rape this year KATU July 1, 2017
Akron General starting Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program Crain's Cleveland Business October 29, 2015
Thumb up: Bill would speed testing of rape kits in Florida EndTheBacklog January 28, 2016
Ky. audit explains rape-kit backlog problem The Courier-Journal September 21, 2015
Grant approved for CMPD to test nearly 900 untested rape kits FOX 46 September 28, 2015
New Mexico faces backlog of untested rape kits Al Jazeera America December 1, 2015
Editorial: Pick some legislative priorities for the next session Bend Bulletin October 10, 2015
New laws confront unsolved rapes, HIV Miami Herald March 23, 2016
LAPD Links Torrance Man To 2 Lincoln Heights Cold Case Murders Using Familial DNA CBS Los Angeles May 30, 2017
Nearly 2,000 CODIS Hits Through Sexual Assault Kit Testing The Daily Jeffersonian November 10, 2014
State Police Announce Specialized Unit for Rape Kit Processing Michigan.gov April 19, 2012
Rape suspect free for 11 years, despite victim naming her attacker WMAC Action News 5 June 11, 2015
Editorial: All rape kits should be tested Greenville Online July 21, 2015
DeWine releases sexual assault kit testing update Times Leader Online September 5, 2015
Serial Rapist Gets Life WTAM 1100 June 30, 2015
DNA Linked Suspect to Avon Running Trail Sex Assault Case: Cops NBC Connecticut August 3, 2015

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