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
Victim haunted by rape helps with NOPD sex crime reform WWLTV Jaclyn Kelley May 5, 2015
Salt Lake County commits to reduce number of Utah rape logs that go unprocessed Salt Lake Tribune Mike Gorrell May 5, 2015
$100,000 donation to Detroit rape kits campaign pushes it over $1 million mark Crain's Detroit Business Natalie Broda May 5, 2015
Man Charged in 1995 New York City Rape and Robbery After DNA Match Jezebel Anna Merlan May 4, 2015
First rape suspect arrested under new Colorado law requiring testing of backlogged rape kit evidence ABC7News Keli Rabon, Jason Foster May 4, 2015
Casino industry against rape exam funding bill WWLTV Jaclyn Kelley May 4, 2015
Many rape kits untested in Oregon: 'They can be serial predators' KVAL Kelly Andersen and News Staff May 4, 2015
UM student who alleged gang-rape accuses county attorney of blaming victim Missoulian Kathryn Haake May 3, 2015
Man Indicted For 1995 West Village Rape After His DNA Matched Old Rape Kit Gothamist Rebecca Fishbein May 2, 2015
Legislation that halts medical bills from being presented to rape victims sails through House committee The Advocate Marsha Shuler May 1, 2015
Jackson man sentenced in rape case Inde Online Ed Ballint May 1, 2015
DNA Leads to Man's Arrest in 1995 Rape Wall Street Journal Sonja Sharp May 1, 2015
Separate trial sought in UT rape case The Tennessean Matt Slovin May 1, 2015
Family friend gets 50 years for rape, sex abuse Daily Astorian Kyle Spurr May 1, 2015
As Rape Trial Starts for Atlantan in Massachusetts, Civil Suit Waits in Fulton County Daily Report Greg Land May 1, 2015
Suspect Is Identified and Arrested in a Manhattan Rape From 1995 After a DNA Match New York Times Al Baker May 1, 2015
Enough Said enlists donors to raise funds for rape justice PR Week Tanya Lewis April 30, 2015
County One Step Closer to Conducting Rape Kits KTEN April 30, 2015
Sexual Assault 101 Portland Tribune Janae Sargent April 29, 2015
Alleged rape victim says University of Miami cares more about reputation than safety Local 10 Andrea Torres April 29, 2015
Victims want to #ENDTHEBACKLOG of rape kits HLN Ajyra Cheatham and Natisha Lance April 28, 2015
Survivor: This is why rape kit reform matters HLN Helena Lazaro April 28, 2015
Editorial: Grant survivors proper care Central Michigan Life Editorial Board April 28, 2015
Letter: ELPD botched my sexual assault case The State News Lauren Opeka April 28, 2015
Demand For DNA Sample Starts Another Fight in Lapoint Case CTNow Edmund H. Mahony, David Owens April 28, 2015


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