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
Expert: Recent reforms by the New Orleans Police Department will help sex crimes victims The Advocate Tania Tetlow August 24, 2015
DeWine: Initiatives help Ohio colleges respond to sexual assaults The Courier August 22, 2015
Local rapes may help solve West Virginia cold case Mansfield News Journal Lou Whitmire and Kaitlin Durbin August 21, 2015
Appeal in the works for Racine man whose conviction was overturned Journal Times Kristen Zambo August 21, 2015
Police get new lead in 25-year-old murder WTVA August 21, 2015
Horrific toll of unsolved Robbins rape cases Chicago Tribune Phil Kadner August 21, 2015
Man sentenced for sexual assault The Times-Tribune Sarah Scinto August 21, 2015
Agencies tackling rape kit backlog Messenger-Inquirer James Mayse August 21, 2015
Man convicted of '06 sexual assault gets 20 years in prison Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune staff August 20, 2015
Man arrested, charged with sexual assault of a child in Seagraves KCBD KCBD Staff August 20, 2015
Man gets 20 years after DNA match leads to conviction for 2006 sexual assault Chicago Sun-Times Sun Times Wire August 20, 2015
Harvey settles with 7 victims over untested rape kits Dispatch Argus Associated Press August 20, 2015
Ohio man arrested in '04 rape Herald-Dispatch Curtis Johnson August 20, 2015
Unknown rapist John Doe #2 now connected to 4 rapes Rachel Dissell August 20, 2015
New test brings arrest in 11-year-old rape case The State Journal James E. Casto August 20, 2015
Houston Rapper Wanted On Charge of Sexual Assault Of A Child ABC 13 Eyewitness News Chauncy Glover August 20, 2015
Audio: Untested "Rape Kits" Draw Concern in Del. Delaware 105.9 FM Mark Fowser August 20, 2015
HPD and Marshall University Team Up to Solve Sex Assault Crimes WSAZ News Channel 3 Kellie Meyer August 20, 2015
News5 Investigates: Victims lack access to rape kit testing in rural counties KOAA 5 August 20, 2015
Partnership Between Multiple Agencies Seeks To Reduce Untested Rape Kits, Solve Crime WCHS ABC 8 Gil McClanahan, Tiersa Davis August 19, 2015
DNA evidence links man to sexual assault of 15-year-old, officials say Channel 3000 August 19, 2015
Rape kit inventory continues to dwindle Commercial Appeal Jody Callahan August 19, 2015
Man Facing Rape Charges in Daviess County August 19, 2015
New partnership cutting number of untested sexual assault kits WOWK TV August 19, 2015
Police arrest man in 2-year-old rape case Washington Times Herald Mike Grant August 19, 2015


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