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
Rape kit results tie man to second rape case FOX 13 Memphis January 28, 2016
Sex offender accused in 2011 rape facing new charges in another rape this year KATU July 1, 2017
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
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
2,156 untested sexual assault kits processed as state works to clear backlog WKMG March 21, 2017
Grayson County Looks to Add Rape Kit Testing KTEN July 10, 2014
Rape survivors fight back against injustice of rape kit backlog W*USA 9 October 17, 2014
PATH center and program at Akron General hospital helps victims of sexual assault, domestic violence News Net 5 October 29, 2015
Negron Question FDLE On Backlog Of Rape Kits CBS Miami January 13, 2016
Bill Would Allow Rape Victims To Keep Their Names Out Of Police Reports CBS Denver February 10, 2015
Rape victim speaks out in hopes of finding attacker WSBTV June 22, 2015
Bill would set rules for DNA evidence processing News 4 Jax October 12, 2015
Costa Mesa Police Identify At-Large Suspect In 1997 Cold Case Rape/Murder CBS Los Angeles February 23, 2017
Memphis Gets Big Grant for Rape Kit Testing NYSE Post September 11, 2015
DNA of Alleged Suspect Reportedly Matches Rape of 69-Year-Old Woman CBS 58 January 25, 2016
LabCorps' link to solving Backlog in crime testing The Times News October 3, 2015
Senate committee approves rape case prosecution extension WLWT June 24, 2015
Senate Set to Approve Rape Kit Backlog Funds Ms. Magazine June 18, 2014
Disturbing new evidence of backlog of untested rape kits CBS News May 19, 2015
Address the untested rape kit backlog Miami Herald January 6, 2016
Denim Day Detroit Returns to End Rape Kit Backlog April 1, 2015
Missoulian Editorial: Montana needs way of tracking rape kits The Missoulian November 18, 2015


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