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
Serial rapist accused of multiple New Year's Day rapes sentenced to 41 years in prison 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 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 Maxine Bernstein July 10, 2015
Law Enforcement Renews Push to Clear Kit Backlog The Ledger Clifford Parody July 10, 2015
Editorial on rape kits gave complexity short shrift Washington Post Paul Kelsch July 10, 2015
Suspect arrested in 2014 rape Statesboro Herald Holli Deal Saxon July 9, 2015
APD fights rape kit backlog Mollie Bryant July 9, 2015
Marshall University Forensic Science Center DNA Technical Leader presents success of novel project to review sexual assault cases at national DNA Technical Conference Huntington News Marshall University July 9, 2015
Kym Worthy gets Detroit Crime Commission grant to hire investigators for untested rape kit cases WXYZ Detroit Heather Catallo July 9, 2015
State Auditor travels to Hoptown to track rape kit crisis Kentucky New Era Rebecca Walter July 9, 2015
Pastor of small Euclid church indicted on charges of raped woman in 2007 Rachel Dissell July 8, 2015
How a Bungled Police Investigation Led to a Possible Rape Victim's Shaming Daily RFT Andy Kopsa July 8, 2015
Memphis police officer's rape indictment stands Commercial Appeal Katie Fretland July 8, 2015
'Outrage is consistent' over untested rape kits Courier Journal Matthew Glowicki July 8, 2015
Ky. Auditor Adam Edelen compiling report on untested rape kits WHAS 11 Tabnie Dozier July 8, 2015
Survivors helping state auditor to address backlogged rape kits WDRB Danielle Lama July 8, 2015
Kentucky editorial roundup The State Associated Press July 8, 2015


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