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
OH Attorney General: 6,577 rape kits tested, 259 indicted in Cuyahoga County 19 Action News 19 Action News Digital Team March 5, 2015
Mariska Hargitay: How Olivia Benson Inspired Me to Help Survivors of Abuse People Magazine Barbara Kimbely Seigel March 5, 2015
Man indicted for 1987 child rape Commercial Appeal Jody Callahan March 2, 2015
Time delays for processing rape evidence are not a problem in Pennsylvania, district attorneys say Penn Live Christian Alexandersen March 2, 2015
House approves Orwall bill to ensure testing of all rape kits kentreporter.com March 2, 2015
Kansas Citian in prison for one 1987 rape charged in second case from the same year Kansas City Star Glenn E. Rice March 2, 2015
DNA hit puts another rapist in prison, this time in 1998 Holyoke case Mass Live Buffy Spencer March 2, 2015
Backlog of untested rape kits affects cases throughout the state Kentucky.com Justin Madden March 2, 2015
House passes bill for rape kit testing The News Tribune Lavendrick Smith March 2, 2015
Women Deserve Better Than A Backlog of Over 400,000 Untested Rape Kits Care2.com Ximena Ramirez March 1, 2015
Prosecutor: Testing evidence kits can lead to finding repeat rapists Bellingam Herald Samantha Wohlfeil March 1, 2015
Washington lawmaker tries to tackle thousands of untested rape kits in state Bellingam Herald Samantha Wohlfeil March 1, 2015
Charges filed against DNA profile in violent 1995 rape in Akron Cleveland.com Adam Ferrise February 28, 2015
SAPD backlog of rape kits sent for laboratory testing FOX 29 (San Antonio) Darian Trotter February 28, 2015
Accused serial rapist nabbed Norwalk Reflector Norwalk Reflector Staff February 27, 2015
Untested Rape Kits: FAQ The Marshall Project Clare Sestanovich February 27, 2015
Houston Finds 850 DNA Matches after Eliminating Rape Kit Backlog The Nonprofit Quarterly Shafaq Hasan February 26, 2015
Thousands of untested rape kits gathering dust in Kentucky, lawmakers told Kentucky.com Jack Brammer February 26, 2015
Senator sponsors legislation that could expedite rape kits testing WLKY Mark Vanderhoff February 26, 2015
Suspect in untested rape kit case faces at least seven other rape charges WREG Memphis April Thompson February 26, 2015
Accused Serial Rapist Arrested by Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force Huntington News Special to HNN provided by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine February 26, 2015
Cleveland man indicted for raping two women, one man since 2001 Fox 8 Cleveland Jen Steer February 26, 2015
Longtime cold case solved with DNA in Fernandina Beach Jacksonville.com Dan Scanlan February 26, 2015
DNA Match Leads to Guilty Plea in Mpls. Rape from 1996 ABC 5 Eyewitness News David Aeikens February 26, 2015
Busch-Armendariz: For sexual assault kits, test smart, not all Houston Chronicle Noel Busch-Armendariz February 26, 2015

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