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
Rape victim pushes for change in laws East Oregonian Kathy Aney April 3, 2015
Accused 3-time rapist indicted after Sexual Assault Kit Task Force investigation News Net 5 News Net 5 Staff April 3, 2015
Sex crime kits backlog could shift money in Flint police budget, chief says Ron Fonger April 3, 2015
Accused serial rapist taken into custody WKYC-TV April 3, 2015
Cold Rape Cases Cracked In Cleveland WTAM 1100 Carmen Angelo April 3, 2015
Auditor To Catalogue Untested Rape Kits WUKY Josh James April 2, 2015
Nearly 250 untested sex crime kits discovered at Flint Police Gary Ridley April 2, 2015
Denim Day Detroit Returns to End Rape Kit Backlog April 1, 2015
Jefferson Healthcare nurses to attend SANE training PT Leader Allison Arthur April 1, 2015
DNA testing underway in group-home sex cases Daily Commercial Millard K. Ives April 1, 2015
SAK Testing Initiative Resolving Old Cases NewsWatchman Mike DeWine April 1, 2015
Ohio man sentenced to 110 years on rape charges Associated Press UticaOD April 1, 2015
Speaker Madigan wants $6 million increase to speed up testing of rape kits Beth Hundsdorfer and George Pawlaczyk April 1, 2015
Alaska House panel moves bill requesting sexual assault kit report Associated Press March 31, 2015
Statewide task force wants to improve response to sex assault Chicago Tribune Meredith Rodriguez March 31, 2015
Attorney General announces task force to boost rape prosecutions Beth Hundsdorfer and George Pawlaczyk March 31, 2015
Bill Would Put Time Limit On Rape Kit Processing Local Memphis Kelli Cook March 31, 2015
Harvey faces federal trial over untested rape kits Chicago Sun-Times Mary Mitchell March 30, 2015
Women 'acting as a voice' for other rape victims KOIN 6 Amy Fraizer and KOIN 6 News Staff March 30, 2015
Cold Case cracked: Dakota Co. teen's rape in '96 pinned on serial sex offender Minneapolis Star Tribune Paul Walsh March 30, 2015
What's In A Rape Kit? Yahoo Healthy Refinery29 March 28, 2015
DNA processing in Salisbury rape case WMDT Michelle Mackonochie March 27, 2015
Alleged Pennypack Park rapist held for trial Julie Shaw March 27, 2015
'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally Katie Moritz March 27, 2015
Alaska House discusses backlog of untested sexual assault kits Associated Press March 27, 2015


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