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
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 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 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
Police: suspect in May 2014 sexual assault arrested KVUE Kris Betts August 14, 2015
Prosecutor: Ohio rape kit testing leads to more charges for 2 imprisoned serial rapists Daily Journal Associated Press August 14, 2015
Sexual assault law signed by Gov. Brown expands safety net KCRA 3 Dana Griffin August 14, 2015
Why Do Rape Cases Have Statute of Limitations, And What Does That Mean For Victims? Bustle Lauren Holter August 14, 2015
Grady was supposed to refund rape victims. Instead, they billed them. Again Willoughby Mariano August 14, 2015
Ex-student can sue school in Alabama 'rape bait' case, appeals court rules Al Jazeera America Marisa Taylor August 13, 2015
Gulfport man sentenced to 45 years for sexual assault WLOX Dave Ryan August 13, 2015
Two 'brutal serial rapists' already in prison indicted in attacks on seven women FOX 8 Cleveland Darcie Loreno August 13, 2015
Two serial rapists indicted for attacks on seven women WKYC WKYC Staff August 13, 2015
Rape kit testing links imprisoned serial predator to unsolved home invasion rapes, prosecutors say Rachel Dissell August 13, 2015
Notorious serial rapist Nathan Ford charged in four more rapes Rachel Dissell August 13, 2015
Jurors quickly convict Racine man for rape The Journal Times Kristen Zambo August 13, 2015
Man Pleads Guilty In Kanawha County Sexual Assault Case WCHSTV Jeffrey A. Morris August 13, 2015
Baton Rouge man accused of sexual assault on 14-year-old girl he met on Kik social network app The Advocate Advocate Staff Report August 13, 2015
Kidnapping and Rape Victim, 13, Describes Harrowing Ordeal Sherman Oaks Patch Paige Austin August 13, 2015
Serial rapist sentenced to 155 years in prison Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel Bruce Vielmetti August 13, 2015
Almost 13 years later, alleged rapist on trial Journal Times Kristen Zambo August 12, 2015


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