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
Ducey launches special team to help clear rape kit backlog KYMA Heather Yako January 27, 2016
Ducey Appoints Task Force To Clear Rape Kit Backlog KJZZ Associated Press January 27, 2016
Governor Ducey Launches Special Team To Help Clear Rape Kit Backlog Prescott eNews Lynne LaMaster January 27, 2016
UCSB Rape Victim Files Lawsuit Against UC Regents in 2014 Attack Noozhawk Lara Cooper January 26, 2016
Police: Rape suspect's DNA matched at 1 in 13 quintillion rate WLWT January 26, 2016
Akron man sentenced for sexual assault of foreign exchange student Adam Ferrise January 26, 2016
Florida Senators support stepped-up efforts to test rape kits Jacksonville Business Journal January 26, 2016
Bill to fund processing rape evidence advances Farmington Daily Times Uriel J. Garcia January 26, 2016
DNA of Alleged Suspect Reportedly Matches Rape of 69-Year-Old Woman CBS 58 January 25, 2016
Legislation aimed at addressing the backlog of untested rape kits in the state would appropriate $1.2 million to hire more forensic scientists to process DNA evidence from sexual assault cases Daily Journal Associated Press January 25, 2016
Bill to address rape kit backlog goes before lawmakers News West 9 January 25, 2016
Evidence Untested: Why some rape kits aren't analyzed Appeal Democrat Monica Vaughan January 25, 2016
Bill Addresses Rape Kit Backlog, LANL Could Resume Nuclear Trigger Production KUNM January 25, 2016
Senate panel backs quicker testing of sexual assault kits Herald Tribune Dylan Pryor January 25, 2016
Grant allows on-campus assault tests The News Record Karly Williams January 24, 2016
Extend Colorado's statute of limitations on sexual assault The Denver Post Editorial Board January 24, 2016
Evidence Untested: Rape kits collected, may never be submitted Appeal Democrat Monica Vaughan January 24, 2016
Jury finds man nicknamed "Apples" guilty of raping two women Rachel Dissell January 23, 2016
Suspect arrested in connection with Dunbar neighborhood sexual assault Lubbock Avalanche Journal Lucinda Holt and Jordan Sigler January 22, 2016
Testing rape kits a priority as is bill News-Press Lizbeth Benacquisto January 22, 2016
Man who spent 22 years in prison for rape he didn't commit faces long legal battle with NYC over $18 million jury award NY Daily News Victoria Bekiempis January 22, 2016
Sen. John Cooke works to remove 10-year sex-assault statute of limitations The Greeley Tribune January 22, 2016
Charges: Man Linked To 2003 St. Paul Sex Assault, Burglary Through DNA CBS Minnesota January 21, 2016
Rape kit results lead to arrest in 2013 case Commercial Appeal Kayleigh Skinner January 21, 2016
Homeless suspect sought in rape of 12-year-old at Southside Place CVS Instant News West U Charlotte Aguilar January 21, 2016


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