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
Wayne County to give $1M for rape kit investigations Washington Times Corey Williams November 3, 2015
State crime labs overwhelmed with more than 10,000 untested rape kits Miami Herald Jeremy Wallace November 3, 2015
Many rape kits remain unanalyzed in Corridor, elsewhere in nation The Gazette Jessie Hellman November 2, 2015
DNA testing upgrades could lead to new leads in 2000 Canfield rape case Robert Connelly November 1, 2015
Taos police account for untested evidence The Taos News November 1, 2015
Brenda Tracy, Melissa Bittler's family work to protect rape victims with 'Melissa's Bill' Maxine Bernstein October 31, 2015
KBI and Kansas City police find money to test rape kits The Kansas City Star Ian Cummings October 31, 2015
2 Investigators: State Police Lab May Need Two Years To Catch Up On Rape Kits CBS Chicago Pam Zekman October 31, 2015
Role of DNA analysis in solving crimes KARE 11 Heidi Wigdahl October 31, 2015
Metro's DNA lab digs into unsolved cases Las Vegas NOW George Knapp October 30, 2015
Rapist gets more than 9 years in jail for attack on elderly Niagara woman Niagara Falls Review Allison Langley October 30, 2015
An Arlington slaying, promise by police, DNA link and suicide Deanna Boyd Star-Telegram October 30, 2015
Police Foundation to Lead Review of Comprehensive Testing of Sexual Assault Kits in Texas Press Release Rocket October 30, 2015
Lebanon man sentenced for sex assaults on teen girl Lebanon Daily News Les Stewart October 29, 2015
PATH center and program at Akron General hospital helps victims of sexual assault, domestic violence News Net 5 October 29, 2015
Thompson: A rape survivor opens up The Detroit News Bankole Thompson October 29, 2015
DNA damning in slaying case, prosecutors say The Daily Sentinel Paul Shockley October 29, 2015
DNA match leads to arrest in 2013 Nantucket rape October 29, 2015
We must stop the nightmare of rape by standing together behind the survivors The Altamont Enterprise Melissa Hale-Spencer October 29, 2015
Ammandale man arrested for child pornography is a 'person of interest' in Jacob Wetterling abduction MinnPost Joe Kimball October 29, 2015
Akron General starting Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program Crain's Cleveland Business October 29, 2015
Garth sentenced to 99-year prison terms for rapes 30 years ago Decatur Daily Keith Clines October 28, 2015
TPD Gets Grant to Test Backlogged Rape Kits WTXL TV Stephen Jiwanmall October 27, 2015
Senator Seeks Faster DNA Analysis in Sexual Assaults WGCU News Service of Florida October 27, 2015
Attorneys claim new DNA testing uncovers truth behind 1999 Oskaloosa murder CJ Online Justin Wingerter October 25, 2015


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