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
Bill Would Allow Rape Victims To Keep Their Names Out Of Police Reports CBS Denver February 10, 2015
Arizona Lawmakers Want Statewide Reporting on Untested Sexual Assault Kits Phoenix New Times Matthew Hendley February 10, 2015
Federal Scientists Are Helping Police Catch Up With Rape Forensics Inside Science Benjamin Plackett February 10, 2015
Facebook's Sandberg donates $25K for Detroit rape kits The Detroit News Jennifer Chambers February 10, 2015
State Senator introduces bill to create state inventory of all untested rape kits ABC15 Arizona Lauren Gilger February 10, 2015
Advocates Join Fight to Eliminate Detroit's Rape Kit Backlog NPR Kate Wells February 10, 2015
May's four-issue election to cost taxpayers $225k Journal-News Michael D. Pitman February 9, 2015
9 Investigates: Unprocessed Rape Kits News9 Alex Cameron February 9, 2015
Senate bill would extend rape cases' statute of limitations wane.com Associated Press February 8, 2015
$25000 donation helps push for rape kit testing Crain's Detroit Business February 8, 2015
Rape survivors push for extension of state's statute of limitations KATU Joe Douglass February 6, 2015
Man Being Held in Rape Case Charged in Second Sex Attack DNA Info Erica Demarest February 6, 2015
State has "hits" on 38 percent of 6,275 old rape kit tests Columbus Dispatch Alan Johnson February 6, 2015
Victims of Sexual Assault Left with Expensive Medical Bills 1011 Now Stephanie Crace February 5, 2015
Denver District Attorney says "clerical error" led to false arrest Denver Post Anthony Cotton February 5, 2015
DNA evidence would extend statute of limitations for rape cases, under new legislation Cleveland.com Jeremy Pelzer February 4, 2015
Nurses, doctors not getting enough training to handle forensic evidence, experts say KSAT 12 Jenna Hiller February 4, 2015
Longueuil rape victim says she was dismissed by police; questions timing of similar attack CTV Montreal February 4, 2015
Dalton man convicted of rape, gets up to 7 1/2 years Berkshire Eagle Andrew Amelinckx February 4, 2015
FY2016 Budget Proposes $41M Program to End Rape Kit Backlog The Nonprofit Quarterly Shafaq Hasan February 3, 2015
Trial Begins for Early Morning Rapist WTAM1100 February 3, 2015
Man charged in sexual assault during 2012 Olmsted County Fair Post Bulletin Brett Boese February 2, 2015
Louisiana's backlog of rape kits includes dozens at Children's Hospital Best of New Orleans Alex Woodward February 2, 2015
Parolee charged with sexual assault of mentally disabled woman Chicago Sun Times George Siefo February 2, 2015
John Doe indicted in 1995 rape case Toledo Blade Jennifer Feehan January 31, 2015

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