The Backlog

News 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 Sourcesort descending Author(s) Post Date
More than 200 rape kits sit untested in the Tri-Cities WJHL Nate Morabito November 6, 2014
Greeneville PD sends off four untested rape kits to TBI for forensic testing News Channel 11 Nate Morabito April 20, 2015
Madison stranger attack suspect slips away, as DNA evidence sits WKOW.com Tony Galli December 22, 2015
AG: First two indictments from untested rape kits NBC3 WKYC Kim Wendel March 14, 2013
Misspelled name, delays lead to rape suspect's release WKYC Phil Trexler July 3, 2017
Many rape kits tested, many more to be done WKYC Tom Beres November 20, 2013
Cuyahoga County, state to get millions for rape kitt esting WKYC WKYC Staff September 10, 2015
Man indicted for rapes on CLE's east side WKYC April 23, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Ohio Edition) WKYC July 16, 2015
Cleveland | Man found guilty in 1990s rape spree WKYC-TV WKYC Staff February 19, 2015
Accused serial rapist taken into custody WKYC-TV April 3, 2015
Convicted murderer indicted for rapes of 3 women WKYC WKYC Staff September 3, 2014
Police: DNA links suspect to Lakewood rape WKYC-TV WKYC Staff and Sara E. Shookman September 26, 2014
Cuyahoga County gets $450K grant for more rape kit tests WKYC-TV WKYC Staff November 21, 2014
Serial rapist Michael Irby sentenced for 12th rape WKYC-TV November 24, 2014
Serial rapists given lengthy prison sentences WKYC-TV December 22, 2014
West Side 'Bicycle Rapist' indicted for serial attacks WKYC-TV WKYC Staff March 13, 2015
#TestTheKits Ohio at forefront of rape kit testing WKYC Monica Robins July 17, 2015
Two serial rapists indicted for attacks on seven women WKYC WKYC Staff August 13, 2015
Ohio AG | December Sexual Assault kit testing stats WKYC Kim Wendel December 2, 2013
DNA testing of sexual assault kits tops 8,000 in Ohio WKYC August 5, 2015
Rape kits at center of Attorney General race WKYC Sara E Shookman October 20, 2014
It happened to my body and not my soul.' Sexual assault survivor speaks out to protect others WKYT Miranda Combs July 9, 2017
State auditor launching investigation into rape kit backlog WKYT Kristen Kennedy March 13, 2015
DC police admit botching 11-year-old girl's rape case, arresting her instead of her attackers Raw Story Tom Boggioni March 13, 2015

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