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
Man convicted of '06 sexual assault gets 20 years in prison Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune staff August 20, 2015
Man arrested, charged with sexual assault of a child in Seagraves KCBD KCBD Staff August 20, 2015
Man gets 20 years after DNA match leads to conviction for 2006 sexual assault Chicago Sun-Times Sun Times Wire August 20, 2015
Harvey settles with 7 victims over untested rape kits Dispatch Argus Associated Press August 20, 2015
Ohio man arrested in '04 rape Herald-Dispatch Curtis Johnson August 20, 2015
Unknown rapist John Doe #2 now connected to 4 rapes Cleveland.com Rachel Dissell August 20, 2015
New test brings arrest in 11-year-old rape case The State Journal James E. Casto August 20, 2015
Houston Rapper Wanted On Charge of Sexual Assault Of A Child ABC 13 Eyewitness News Chauncy Glover August 20, 2015
Audio: Untested "Rape Kits" Draw Concern in Del. Delaware 105.9 FM Mark Fowser August 20, 2015
HPD and Marshall University Team Up to Solve Sex Assault Crimes WSAZ News Channel 3 Kellie Meyer August 20, 2015
News5 Investigates: Victims lack access to rape kit testing in rural counties KOAA 5 August 20, 2015
Partnership Between Multiple Agencies Seeks To Reduce Untested Rape Kits, Solve Crime WCHS ABC 8 Gil McClanahan, Tiersa Davis August 19, 2015
DNA evidence links man to sexual assault of 15-year-old, officials say Channel 3000 August 19, 2015
Rape kit inventory continues to dwindle Commercial Appeal Jody Callahan August 19, 2015
Man Facing Rape Charges in Daviess County WBIW.com August 19, 2015
New partnership cutting number of untested sexual assault kits WOWK TV August 19, 2015
Police arrest man in 2-year-old rape case Washington Times Herald Mike Grant August 19, 2015
Harvey settles rape investigation lawsuits Chicago Tribune Joe Mahr and Matt Wahlberg August 18, 2015
Sex offender suspected of Cleveland serial rapes nabbed in North Carolina Cleveland.com Rachel Dissell August 18, 2015
Thousands of rape kits sit untested in NM KOAT 7 Albuquerque Angela Brauer August 17, 2015
Untested rape kits aren't the problem NJ.com Joan Quigley August 17, 2015
MU forensic lab faces hurdle Herald-Dispatch Lacie Pierson August 16, 2015
Evidence in past assault cases will get fresh scrutiny Gainesville Times Nick Watson August 16, 2015
Hundreds of sexual assault kits go untested in Salem Statesman Journal Alisha Roemeling August 16, 2015
Funding for DNA testing key to cracking cold criminal cases Las Vegas Review-Journal Wesley Juhl August 15, 2015

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