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
At last, lawmakers pushing rape kit testing Sun Sentinel Editorial Board Editorial Board January 28, 2016
North shore agencies launch new cooperative protocol for handling sex-assault cases The New Orleans Advocate Sara Pagones January 27, 2016
Pima Co. Attorney, Cochise Co. Sheriff appointed to task force targeting untested rape kits Tucson News Now Sim Lisaius January 27, 2016
Victim of On-Campus Rape Files Lawsuit Against UC Regents Daily Nexus Nicolas Bogel-Burroughs January 27, 2016
Governor Ducey Launches Special Team To Help Clear Rape Kit Backlog Prescott eNews Lynne LaMaster January 27, 2016
Governor Doug Ducey launches special team to help clear rape kit backlog Sonoran News January 27, 2016
Ducey launches special team to help clear rape kit backlog KYMA Heather Yako January 27, 2016
Rape-kit Testing at Heart of Ohio Supreme Court Case Public News Service January 27, 2016
Ducey Appoints Task Force To Clear Rape Kit Backlog KJZZ Associated Press 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
Senate panel backs quicker testing of sexual assault kits Herald Tribune Dylan Pryor January 25, 2016
Bill Addresses Rape Kit Backlog, LANL Could Resume Nuclear Trigger Production KUNM 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


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