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
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Arkansas Edition) THV11 Amy Geswein July 16, 2015
Atlanta has more untested rape evidence than USA Today tally reveals AJC Willoughby Mariano July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Ohio Edition) WKYC July 16, 2015
Thousands of rape kits untested in Portland, US untested KGW Nina Mehlhaf July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Washington Edition) KREM KREM Staff July 16, 2015
Thousands of Rape Kits Untested in US Daily Beast July 16, 2015
13News Now Investigates: Untested rape kits 13News Now Laura Geller July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (North Carolina edition) WCNC July 16, 2015
Tens of thousands of rape kits go untested across USA USA Today Steve Reilly July 16, 2015
2009 Report: Rape kits go untested WWLTV Katie Moore July 16, 2015
Behind the scenes: The challenges of testing rape kits ABC 8 News Kerri O'Brien July 16, 2015
Judge gives Overland Park man a 34-year sentence in 1991 rape case Kansas City Star Brian Burnes July 15, 2015
Localities respond to rape kit testing protocols ABC 13 News Now July 15, 2015
Serial rapist accused of multiple New Year's Day rapes sentenced to 41 years in prison Cleveland.com Rachel Dissell July 15, 2015
Montana case opens door to reconsideration of DNA in criminal convictions KPAX Aja Goare July 15, 2015
Series of unsolved sexual assaults linked to Cambridge assailiant The Daily Free Press Mina Corpuz July 14, 2015
Former Uber driver charged in cold case sexual assaults in Boston My FOX Boston Gail Waterhouse July 14, 2015
Rape kit testing linked bicycle-riding man to four rapes since 2005, prosecutors say Cleveland.com Rachel Dissell July 14, 2015
Lawmaker says DOJ ignoring Congress' call to investigate rape cases Washington Examiner Elizabeth Potter July 13, 2015
Lawmaker says DOJ ignoring Congress' call to investigate rape cases Washington Examiner Elizabeth Potter July 13, 2015
Colleen Coble: End the backlog on rape kit teting Kansas City Star Colleen Coble July 12, 2015
Untested DNA kits are a failure, and state's answer isn't multiple choice Pilot Online Roger Chesley July 11, 2015
Zambuto & Prichard: Resources Needed to Test Rape Kits The Ledger Maile M. Zambuto & Theresa L. Prichard July 10, 2015
DNA match links man to 2013 sexual assault of a 13-year-old, Portland police say OregonLive.com Maxine Bernstein July 10, 2015
Law Enforcement Renews Push to Clear Kit Backlog The Ledger Clifford Parody July 10, 2015

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