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
Madison stranger attack suspect slips away, as DNA evidence sits Tony Galli December 23, 2015
Half of rape kits in Grand Rapids untested WOOD TV Ken Kolker December 22, 2015
Grand jury indicts DNA profile of John Doe in rape case The Columbus Dispatch John Futty December 22, 2015
Rape Victims Are Still Being Charged for Rape Kits Slate Nora Caplan-Bricker December 22, 2015
Home invasion rapist snagged by rape kit testing sentenced to life in prison Rachel Dissell December 22, 2015
Blackburn suspects in court on separate home invasion, sexual assault charges WTHITV 10 Teresa Mackin December 22, 2015
Leader Norris Cites Progress Toward Justice For Survivors Of Rape With Adoption Of New Model Kenosha News Janine Anderson December 22, 2015
State crime lab to catch up on rape kit backlog KSFY Mark Roper December 22, 2015
Ohio's sexual assault kit testing initiative Hometown Stations Joe Sharpe December 22, 2015
Colorado man's rape conviction vacated after 29 years in prison ABA Journal Mark Hansen December 21, 2015
Kansas City man, 31, found guilty of 2012 sexual assault after DNA links him to crime Daily Journal Associated Press December 21, 2015
BPR Interviews: Cyrus Vance Brown Political Review Catherine Walker-Jacks December 21, 2015
State Auditor helps complete count of 'rape kit' backlog Silver City Sun-News December 20, 2015
West Virginia man convicted in East Pennsboro Twp. rape-at-gunpoint case Penn Live Steve Marroni December 20, 2015
Local police keep up with processing 'rap kits' The Herald Bulletin Rebecca R. Bibbs December 20, 2015
S.D. slowly clearing rape kit backlog Argus Leader Mark Walker December 19, 2015
Commissioner seeks accelerated test results for rape kits The Ledger Christopher Guinn December 19, 2015
Audit: 5,410 rape kits untested in New Mexico KOAT 7 Albuquerque Megan Cruz December 19, 2015
Man linked through DNA to 2012 sexual assault in convicted Kansas City Star Glenn E. Rice December 19, 2015
Rape kit testing leads to 70 year prison sentence for serial predator who posed as a police officer and raped boys Rachel Dissell December 18, 2015
Beshear Names Leadership Team The State Journal Brad Bowman December 18, 2015
New Mexico auditors locate thousands of unexamined evidence kits from sexual assaults Daily Journal Morgan Lee December 18, 2015
Tennessee Reduces Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits, Sets New Rules For Police Nashville Public Radio Tony Gonzalez December 18, 2015
Sexual assault evidence languishes in New Mexico SF Gate Morgan Lee December 18, 2015
Editorial: West Virginia begins work on rape kit backlog Herald Dispatch Sharon Pressman December 18, 2015


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