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)sort ascending Post Date
After night of terror, years of anguish, she finds meaning The Boston Globe Yvonne Abraham March 22, 2015
Women Deserve Better Than A Backlog of Over 400,000 Untested Rape Kits Care2.com Ximena Ramirez March 1, 2015
Rape Crisis Center working to find out if a rape kit back log exists in Chatham County Fox 6 WBRC WTOC Staff March 21, 2015
Victims wait as rape kits go untested WTNH News 8 WTNH.com Staff April 23, 2014
8News Investigates: 400,000 rape kits in U.S. are never tested ABC 8 WRIC Richmond WRIC November 7, 2013
Outrage over nationwide rape kit backlog Anderson Cooper 360 Wolf Blitzer May 28, 2013
Raleigh man who stole shrimp matches DNA from 2000 rape case WNCN WNCN Staff December 5, 2014
Man sentenced for rape more than decade after assault WMCTV 5 WMCTV Staff January 29, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden coming to Baltimore to talk about untested rape kits ABC 2 News WMAR Staff March 9, 2015
AG: Ohio has tested 7,000 rape kits, found 2,500+ DNA matches Associated Press WLWT April 9, 2015
Justice Department Honors Professor For Sex Assault Research WLNS WLNS Web Staff April 21, 2015
Police: DNA links suspect to Lakewood rape WKYC-TV WKYC Staff and Sara E. Shookman September 26, 2014
Convicted murderer indicted for rapes of 3 women WKYC WKYC Staff September 3, 2014
Cuyahoga County gets $450K grant for more rape kit tests WKYC-TV WKYC Staff November 21, 2014
Cleveland | Man found guilty in 1990s rape spree WKYC-TV WKYC Staff February 19, 2015
West Side 'Bicycle Rapist' indicted for serial attacks WKYC-TV WKYC Staff March 13, 2015
Houston's Rape-Kit Backlog Got 850 Matches in FBI DNA Database Houston Press William Darnell February 24, 2015
Justice at Last: DNA evidence links convicted NC man to 1996 sexual assault WECT 6 WECT Staff April 7, 2015
Enough SAID: Time to Test Lingering Backlog of Rape Kits WDET-FM WDET-FM interview with President & CEO of Michigan Women's Foundation Carolyn Cassin January 7, 2015
Man charged with armed kidnapping, rape in 2010 Hollywood case Sun Sentinel Wayne K. Roustan September 25, 2014
Rape kit's testing leads to arrest in 2006 assault on teenager in Hollywood Sun-Sentinel Wayne K. Roustan August 6, 2014
Rally held to raise awareness of violence against women & rape kit backlog WREG Memphis Wayne Carter February 13, 2015
PA House OKs bill to put sexual assault investigations on fast track FOX 43 VWaltz April 15, 2015
Shock find of rape kits at Berlin station The Daily Dispatch Vuvu Vena February 6, 2014
Bill mandates deadlines for rape kit testing Michigan Public Radio Virginia Gordan April 24, 2014

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