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
Why rape kits go untested in Virginia Washington Post Rachel Weiner July 7, 2015
Bloomington cold case: DNA in recent rape matches 1999 cold case evidence RTV6 Mike Pelton July 7, 2015
Virginia needs to test its 2,369 rape kits Washington Post Editorial Board July 7, 2015
Untested Virginia rape kits hide some unpleasant criminal (and political) numbers Hot Air Jazz Shaw July 7, 2015
Report: Thousands of Rape Kits Left Untested in Virginia ABC 13 Mona Abdi July 7, 2015
Hundreds of rape kits going untested in Southwest Virginia WSLS Aaron Martin July 7, 2015
DNA clears serial rape suspect News 95.5 Sandra Parrish July 6, 2015
Police arrest suspect in connection with alleged sexual assault of 73-year-old Bloomington woman CBS 4 Indy Kylee Wierks July 6, 2015
Man arrested in sexual assault of 73-year-old woman Associated Press July 6, 2015
Warrant: DNA Left During Struggle Links Suspect to Avon Rail Trail Attack CT Now David Owens July 6, 2015
Limits at DNA lab add twist to cases Journal Gazette Rebecca S. Green July 5, 2015
Beyond the 'backlog' of untested rape kits Bend Bulletin Claire Withycombe July 5, 2015
Riverside: Working through rape kit backlog for 'a little bit of justice' The Press Enterprise Sarah Burge July 5, 2015
Inland: Thousands of rape kits remain untested The Press Enterprise Sarah Burge July 4, 2015
Challenging Indiana's Rape Law - Part 1: When a rapist goes free Megan Hickey July 3, 2015
More than 5,000 untested sex assault kits languish in Oregon Maxine Bernstein July 3, 2015
Explore Delaware's new laws from 2015 session Delaware Online Jon Offredo July 3, 2015
DNA Evidence Links Oxnard Man To Kidnappiing and Rape KEYT Montana Maclachlan July 3, 2015
State forensics lab submits report on untested evidence kits in rape cases Richmond Times-Dispatch Frank Green July 3, 2015
Bill heading to Gov. Wolf aims to speed DNA testing in sex assault cases Penn Live Matt Miller July 2, 2015
Edelen | Untested sexual-assault-kit study advances Courier Journal Adam Edelen July 2, 2015
Oxnard Police Nab Suspect Wanted For April Sexual Assault CBS Los Angeles July 2, 2015
Trial pushed back in Grand Forks sexual assault case Grand Forks Herald Sarah Volpenhein July 2, 2015
Delay in arrest of sexual assault suspect results in MPD internal investigation WISN Colleen Henry July 2, 2015
Jury finds Thompson not guilty in sexual assault NWI Times Elvia Malagon July 2, 2015


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