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
2,000-plus pending sexual assault kits identified in Kansas CJ Online September 21, 2015
Adam Edelen says 3,090 sexual assault kits untested in state; calls for reforms and more funding CN2 Don Weber September 21, 2015
Auditor: More than 3,000 rape kits untested in state Mark Vanderhoff September 21, 2015
Auditor Edelen Releases Special Report on Sexual Assault Evidence in KY WDRB September 21, 2015
Report: More than 3,000 rape kits untested in state Richmond Register Associated Press September 21, 2015
Kentucky auditor Adam Edelen pledges to get 3,000 rape kits tested WDRB Emily Mieure September 21, 2015
Fayetteville PD Admits To Destroying Over 300 Sexual Assault Kits After Audit Time Warner Cable News TWC News September 21, 2015
Fayetteville police: Better handling of rape kit needed WRAL September 21, 2015
Fayetteville police destroy 333 sexual assault kits as part of 'poor procedure' WNCN Jeff Reeves September 21, 2015
No bond for man charged with 1985 murder, sexual assault in Glen Ellyn Chicago Sun-Times Jordan Owene September 21, 2015
State to air report today on rape-kit problem The Courier-Journal Matthew Glowicki September 21, 2015
Untested rape kits: A look at 2 local cases The Ledger Clifford Parody September 21, 2015
State auditor: A "stomach-turning' 3,090 sexual assault kits remain untested in Kentucky Jack Brammer September 21, 2015
DNA led to murder suspect in 1985 Chicago-area cold case Washington Times September 21, 2015
More than 3,000 rape kits untested in Kentucky, report finds Adam Bean September 21, 2015
Rape kit testing: Where is the funding? WFPL Ryland Barton September 21, 2015
Rape kit testing gets much needed funding Sammamish Review September 21, 2015
Testing Rape Kit Backlog Just the First Step KUNR Carrie Kaufman, Michelle Bliss, KNPR September 21, 2015
Grant allows for collaboration between authorities, sex assault victims Duluth News Tribune Tom Olsen September 21, 2015
Rape kit testing: where is the funding? The Ledger Clifford Parody September 21, 2015
Writing a new story Star Beacon September 20, 2015
Make War On Rapists, Not Drugs Emory Wheel Safiyah Bharwani September 20, 2015
An arbitrary statute of limitations on sexual assault Denver Post Denver Post Editorial Board September 19, 2015
Man arrested in robbery, sexual assault that happened in 1992 Press Enterprise Brian Rokos September 19, 2015
State Auditor says report to be released on untested rape kits WKYT September 19, 2015


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