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 Sourcesort ascending Author(s) Post Date
WSVP crime lab: Rape kit backlog a solvable problem Charleston Gazette Erin Beck September 28, 2014
Judge allows new DNA testing in 1996 Putnam rape case The Charleston Gazette Ryan Quinn August 20, 2014
WUSA9 Follow-Up: Dozens of rape survivors get justice WUSA9 Debra Alfarone August 12, 2014
Man arrested for sexual assault while impersonating cop WUSA Staff WUSA 9 July 20, 2015
Rape survivors fight back against injustice of rape kit backlog W*USA 9 October 17, 2014
$41 million may go to help get rid of rape kit backlog WUSA9 Debra Alfarone February 17, 2015
VP Biden joins effort to end rape kit backlog W*USA Nikki Burdine March 16, 2015
5 things to know Monday W*USA March 16, 2015
Comedy fundraiser for serious subject: Eliminating rape kit backlog WUSA Debra Alfarone March 10, 2017
Nearly 11,000 Sexual Assault Kits Untested, Survey Said Florida's 89.1 WUFT-FM Sarah Kimbro November 9, 2015
TPD Gets Grant to Test Backlogged Rape Kits WTXL TV Stephen Jiwanmall October 27, 2015
FDLE releases plan to catch up on rape kit testing ABC 27 WTXL January 1, 2016
AG: FUNDS SECURED TO HELP END RAPE KIT BACKLOG WTVQ May 19, 2016
Rape kit grant of $1.9M awarded to Kentucky State Police WTVQ WTVQ Web Desk September 11, 2015
Jury reaches guilty verdict in decades-old rape case WTVM.com WAFF 48 Digital Staff August 26, 2015
Victim support groups call for rape kit testing protocol WTMV.com Emilie Arroyo July 22, 2015
Police get new lead in 25-year-old murder WTVA August 21, 2015
Columbus man charged with first degree rape WTVA March 26, 2015
Newly tested rape kit from 2009 leads to arrest WTSP Mike Deeson December 16, 2015
Thousands of rape kits in Tampa Bay go untested 10 News Mike Deeson July 17, 2015
Rape kit backlog still a problem in the Coastal Empire WTOC Elizabeth Rawlins February 28, 2017
District Attorney's reaction to $2 million rape kit grant in Georgia WTOC WTOC Staff September 15, 2015
Federal funds to help GA sexual assault kit backlog WTOC Sean Evans September 14, 2015
Agencies work to process backlog of untested rape kits WTOC Conny Cooper May 13, 2015
Trial Begins for Early Morning Rapist WTAM1100 February 3, 2015

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