The Backlog

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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
Akron felon accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman Adam Ferrise April 21, 2015
Akron man sentenced for sexual assault of foreign exchange student Adam Ferrise January 26, 2016
Charges filed against DNA profile in violent 1995 rape in Akron Adam Ferrise February 28, 2015
Stow man sentenced to life in prison for rape of girl Adam Ferrise March 16, 2015
Edelen | Untested sexual-assault-kit study advances Courier Journal Adam Edelen July 2, 2015
More than 3,000 rape kits untested in Kentucky, report finds Adam Bean September 21, 2015
New Funding to Combat Rape Kit Backlog Just a Stepping Stone, Not a Solution Huff Post Politics Adam Banner October 1, 2015
Guest column: End to rape kit backlog will serve healing The Commercial Appeal AC Wharton and Sarah Tofte February 17, 2014
Clearing The Rape Kit Backlog is Fraught With Obstacles Vocativ Abigail Tracy May 17, 2015
Hundreds of rape kits gather mold in storage at Austin Police Department Dallas News Abigail Shaw June 28, 2017
Kym Worthy's mission: solve 11,000 rapes The Daily Beast Abigail Pesta April 8, 2012
Rapists, beware: Detroit prosecutors ID 21 attackers in 'rape kit' investigation The Daily Beast Abigail Pesta August 27, 2012
Idaho Leading the Nation in Rape Tracking Kits ABC6 ABC6 Staff January 22, 2018
Rape Kit Examined with Grant Funds Leads to Conviction in 2010 Flint Case ABC12 ABC12 News Team November 9, 2017
There are more than 9,000 untested rape kits in Tennessee The Washington Post Abby Ohlheiser September 2, 2014
Missouri Applies for Sexual Assault Kit Testing Grant KOMU8 Abby Dodge April 23, 2018
Man wanted for 3 counts of rape following DNA testing turned self in Toledo News Now Abby Bryson May 27, 2015
Harrison County man sentences for 2001 sexual assault and robbery of elderly woman Metro News Aaron Payne September 14, 2015
Truck driver charged in 2008 Kalamazoo rape case linked to sexual assaults in 3 other states Kalamazoo Gazette Aaron Mueller September 15, 2014
Hundreds of rape kits going untested in Southwest Virginia WSLS Aaron Martin July 7, 2015
Rape Survivor Pushes Changes In Oklahoma Law News 9 Aaron Brilbeck February 13, 2017
Jacksonville City Council funds sexual assault test kits, body cameras Florida Politics A.G. Gancarski February 28, 2017
Auditor General Works to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog 69 News 69 News February 5, 2018
Sexual Assault Kit Testing leas to indictment of suspected serial rapist 19 Action News 19 Action News Digital Team October 15, 2014
OH Attorney General: 6,577 rape kits tested, 259 indicted in Cuyahoga County 19 Action News 19 Action News Digital Team March 5, 2015


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