The Backlog

News 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
Man Charged In 2006 Gang Rape Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison CBS Miami Joan Murray June 12, 2017
Rapist who almost got away with it, going to prison WKZO John McNeill June 10, 2017
Texas becomes first in nation to implement comprehensive rape kit reform The Orange Leader June 10, 2017
California Sheriffs’ Association Opposes Bill To Measure Rape Kit Backlog CBS SF Bay Area Melissa Caen June 9, 2017
Rape kit law is big step for Nevada but questions remain Las Vegas Review-Journal Wesley Juhl June 9, 2017
Virginia Plans to Eliminate Backlog of Untested Rape Kits NBC Washington Kyle Rempfer June 8, 2017
Another 1,250 rape kits to be tested in Va., Attorney General Herring announces The Washington Post Antonio Olivo June 8, 2017
Bill to track sexual assault evidence kits passes Senate Public Safety Committee LGBT Weekly Steve Lee June 6, 2017
Twin Falls police to 'begin by believing' rape victims Magicvalley.com Nathan Brown June 6, 2017
Colorado High Court Rules Sex Offenders Can Be Charged for Rape Kits U.S. News & World Report Tom James June 5, 2017
Orleans rapist's cold-case conviction, life sentence upheld by state Supreme Court The Times Picayune Ken Daley June 5, 2017
Out of the Shadow: A Child Rape Survivor's Story Independent Record Jayme Fraser June 4, 2017
He terrorized me: An Indy native's torment drives her to fight for rape victims Indy Star Marisa Kwiatkowski June 4, 2017
Thousands of Rape Kits Continue To Go Untested Affinity Magazine Grace Miller June 3, 2017
Port Huron man convicted of two rapes in Detroit The Times Herald June 3, 2017
Man found guilty of 2010 rape to Vonda Evans: 'F**** you!' Fox 2 Detroit Josh Landon June 2, 2017
State says it will do DNA tests on 274 Green Bay rape kits; testing could begin next week Green Bay Press-Gazette Doug Schneider June 2, 2017
“A Victim-Centered Process” for Solving Sex Crimes The Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff June 2, 2017
Brooklyn Man Receives Up To 20 Years In Prison For 1998 Park Slope Rape BKLYNER Pamela Wong June 2, 2017
Utah’s new crime lab to use robotics to speed up rape kit testing The Salt Lake Tribune Tiffany Frandsen June 2, 2017
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
Rape kit backlog easing, Beshear says Messenger-Inquirer James Mayse June 1, 2017
More than 100 previously untested rape kits from Chesapeake will be sent to lab The Virginian-Pilot Robyn Sidersky May 31, 2017
Biloxi wants to charge $5,000 for records on their rape kit backlog MuckRock Vanessa Nason May 31, 2017
LAPD Links Torrance Man To 2 Lincoln Heights Cold Case Murders Using Familial DNA CBS Los Angeles May 30, 2017

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