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
Accused rapist in Moore County could go free The Fayetteville Observer Greg Barnes March 9, 2017
More rape cases reported so far this year compared to this time last year FOX 13 Memphis Greg Coy March 9, 2017
‘This is a victory for everyone’: Utah lawmakers pass $1.2 million bill mandating testing of all rape kits The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller March 8, 2017
Imprisoned nearly 25 years for rape, Indiana man freed after tests show DNA not his Chicago Tribune Associated Press March 8, 2017
Proposed law would allow for victims to track status of rape kit testing Las Vegas Review-Journal Ben Botkin March 8, 2017
Davenport PD has 463 untested rape kits KWQC David Nelson March 8, 2017
Rape Kit Testing Bill Passes Unanimously Good 4 Utah Glen Beeby March 7, 2017
Utah moves for greater scrutiny, testing of sexual assault kits Deseret News Ryan Morgan March 7, 2017
I9 investigation follow up; audit finds state doesn't know ages of 312 rape kits KCRG Josh Scheinblum March 7, 2017
Iowa making plans for 4,200 untested rape kits The Gazette Rod Boshart March 7, 2017
Oklahoma Senate advances bill to audit untested DNA kits NewsOK Dale Denwalt March 7, 2017
I9 investigation finds there are 4,265 untested rape kits in Iowa, oldest dates back to 1992 KCRG Josh Scheinblum March 6, 2017
Assault survivors have waited too long Albuquerque Journal Jayann Sepich and Ilse Knecht March 4, 2017
Most police, prosecutors miss NY rape kit deadline LoHud Jon Campbell March 3, 2017
Man charged nearly 20 years after St. Paul attack KARE Cory Hepola March 3, 2017
Dallas man gets life after cold case rape kit testing program leads to ID WFAA Tanya Eiserer March 3, 2017
Report spurs N.Y. police to file rape kit figures Democrat & Chronicle Jon Campbell March 3, 2017
Mix-up cited in Ithaca rape kit reporting Press Connects Jon Campbell March 3, 2017
Mother grateful as Florida man arrested in rape, murder of Salt Lake teen 40 years ago Deseret News Pat Reavy March 2, 2017
Worthy lauds processing of thousands of rape kits The Detroit News Oralander Brand-Williams March 2, 2017
20 years after stranger raped Minnesota woman, a suspect is charged Duluth News Tribune Sarah Horner March 2, 2017
Manhattan DA Cy Vance says 70 arrests made across U.S. after old rape kits were examined New York Daily News Andy Mai March 2, 2017
Man sentenced to 60 years for raping woman in 2000 The Commercial Appeal Katie Fretland March 1, 2017
Sexual Assault Advocates Demand Answers for Rape Kit Negligence The Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff March 1, 2017
FOX13 Investigates: Tested rape kits Fox 13 Memphis Kristin Leigh February 28, 2017


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