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
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
Investigation Reveals Startling Scope of U.S. Rape Kit Backlog KQED Radio Michael Krasny August 12, 2015
Adjudications in Circuit Court Beebe News August 12, 2015
Repeat sex offender arrested, charged with 2012 rape WNDU Tricia Harte August 11, 2015
Editorial: Rape-kit backlog must never happen again Salt Lake Tribune August 11, 2015
Has your police department submitted rape kits for testing and gotten results? Search our database and find out Rachel Dissell August 10, 2015
Testing Utah's shelved rape kits is paying off as new leads emerge Salt Lake Tribune Robert Gehrke August 10, 2015
DNA evidence leads to suspect in 2013 assault of Lacey barista The Olympian Andy Hobbs August 10, 2015
Question Time: Ohio prosecutors charge 'John Does' for rape Kokomo Tribune Rob Burgess August 9, 2015
Should New Jersey test all rape kits? Press of Atlantic City Lynda Cohen August 8, 2015
Governor Rauner Signs HB 369 into Law FW: Jennifer Smith Tapp August 8, 2015


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