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
Upcoming Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Events Focus on Men Memphis Flyer Bianca Phillips June 25, 2015
Found rape kit allows Utah police to re-open child rape case Salt Lake Tribune Stephen Hunt June 25, 2015
Canton resident claims county inocompetence Hometown Life Michael Hansel June 25, 2015
Pedi cab driver charged with sexual assault of female passenger FOX 31 Denver Hsing Tseng June 25, 2015
Denver pedi cab driver suspect in sex assault of drunken customer Denver Post Kieran Nicholson June 25, 2015
Discovery of rape kit leads to man's arrest years after alleged crimes occurred FOX 13 Salt Lake City Matt McDonald June 25, 2015
What's the status of Dallas' rape kit backlog? These charts explain Dallas Morning News Sarah Mervosh June 25, 2015
New trial ordered in 1995 attempted rape case The Journal Times Kristen Zambo June 25, 2015
Ohio Senate passes bill that extends time to prosecute rape cases WFMJ Jennifer Baligush June 25, 2015
Why are there 137 rape kits untested in El Cajon East County Magazine Miriam Raftery June 25, 2015
Men's Silence Leads to Abuse The Daily News Kevin Reed June 24, 2015
People 2015: Bobbie Villareal Speaks Up For Rape Victims Dallas Observer Amy Silverstein June 24, 2015
Dallas DA preps for surge in cases as backlogged rape kits are tested Dallas News Sarah Mervosh, Julie Fancher June 24, 2015
Dallas DA Doubles Sex Assault Unit To Handle Influx Of Cold Cases CBS DFW Brian New June 24, 2015
Man jailed after attempting to kidnap, sexually assault young girls, police say KSAT Dawn Brooks June 24, 2015
Prisoner charged in unsolved double homicide, sexual assault in Flint MLive Gary Ridley June 24, 2015
Ogden police make arrest in 7-year-old rape case Good 4 Utah June 24, 2015
Senate committee approves rape case prosecution extension WLWT June 24, 2015
Forensic Science Center DNA analyst delivers training on DNA's role in sexual assault investigations Huntington News June 23, 2015
Rape Kits Often Go Untested WUSF News Health News Florida Staff June 23, 2015
Governor Jindal signs bills to protect sexual assault victims KTBS June 23, 2015
KY Auditor hopes to overhaul system for testing sexual assault kits WAVE 3 News Jonathan McEmber June 23, 2015
Arizona police arrest Arkansas fugitive also wanted for Utah child rape KATV June 23, 2015
How Detroit cop culture failed rape victims Detroit Free Press Nancy Kaffer June 22, 2015
Investigative Report: How Victim-Blaming Led to the Rape Kit Backlog RH Reality Check Sofia Resnick June 22, 2015


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