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
Akron felon accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman Adam Ferrise April 21, 2015
KASAP helping as state implements new protective orders for victims of dating violence, stalking and sexual assault CN2 Nick Storm April 21, 2015
Memphis continues to whittle rape kit backlog Commercial Appeal Jody Callahan April 20, 2015
Greeneville PD sends off four untested rape kits to TBI for forensic testing News Channel 11 Nate Morabito April 20, 2015
Manhattan District Attorney Tackles Cybercrime, Fights Rape Kit Backlog Wall Street Journal Samuel Rubenfeld April 20, 2015
Colorado Senate Advances Bill To Strengthen Colleges' Rape Kit Rules Rocky Mountain PBS I-News Kristin Jones April 20, 2015
State begins count of untested sexual-assault kits Messenger-Inquirer Jack Brammer April 17, 2015
Editorial: Justice delayed may not be justice denied Morehead News April 17, 2015
Man sentenced to 32 years in prison for raping 13-year-old girl Norwalk Reflector Norwalk Reflector Staff April 17, 2015
There should be no statute of limitations for rape Danielle Tudor April 17, 2015
Measure extending statute of limitations in rape cases passes House My Web Times The Times Staff April 17, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog Getting A Push From Edelen The State Journal Brad Bowman April 16, 2015
Victim takes stand in man's sexual assault trial Pal-Item Pam Tharp April 16, 2015
Man charged with rape of woman in East College Avenue apartment Daily Collegian Natalie Weston April 16, 2015
Auditor announces plan to clear rape kit backlog April 15, 2015
State auditor launches statewide count of untested sexual-assault kits Jack Brammer April 15, 2015
Auditor to count number of untested rape kits The Courier-Journal Tom Loftus April 15, 2015
PA House OKs bill to put sexual assault investigations on fast track FOX 43 VWaltz April 15, 2015
Funding sought to battle backlog in Michigan rape cases Detroit Free Press Todd Spangler April 15, 2015
Auditor Edelen launches review of untested rape kits in hands of law enforcement CN2 Kevin Wheatley April 15, 2015
Minnesota State Senate wants count of untested rape kits statewide Crookston Times Kia Farhang April 15, 2015
Members of Michigan Delegation Meet with Advocates to Address Issue of Untested Rape Kits Senator Gary Peters April 15, 2015
State Senate Wants Count Of Untested Rape Kits Statewide CBS Minnesota April 14, 2015
Seeking Justice: How sexual assault victims can pursue action The Butler Collegian Matthew Vantryon April 14, 2015
Worthy pushes for more funding to prosecute rapists The Detroit News David Shepardson April 14, 2015


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