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 Source Author(s)sort descending Post Date
Police: 1,500 sexual assault kits need testing? Meh. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Willoughby Mariano December 7, 2015
Bureaucratic wrangling stalls testing of Grady rape kits Atlanta Journal-Constitution Willoughby Mariano December 2, 2015
Investigation: Grady hospital's troubles with rape victims are even worse than acknowledged Atlanta Journal-Constitution Willoughby Mariano August 7, 2015
Atlanta has more untested rape evidence than USA Today tally reveals AJC Willoughby Mariano July 16, 2015
Atlanta hospital billed rape victims for exams The Seattle Times Willoughby Mariano August 6, 2015
Locked Away: Grady Memorial Hospital withheld rape evidence from police, despite victim requests Atlanta Journal Constitution Willoughby Mariano June 13, 2015
Grady releasing 1,000 rape kits withheld from law enforcement Atlanta Journal-Constitution Willoughby Mariano July 30, 2015
Rape kit tests in Ohio find more than half of sexual assaults committed by serial rapists The New York Times WITW STAFF June 9, 2016
Journalist's discovery of rape kit backlog leads to new law and arrests New York Times WITW Staff May 20, 2015
Killer rapist roams Detroit while DNA evidence collects dust Fox 2 Detroit WJBK October 13, 2016
West Side 'Bicycle Rapist' indicted for serial attacks WKYC-TV WKYC Staff March 13, 2015
Two serial rapists indicted for attacks on seven women WKYC WKYC Staff August 13, 2015
Cleveland | Man found guilty in 1990s rape spree WKYC-TV WKYC Staff February 19, 2015
Cuyahoga County gets $450K grant for more rape kit tests WKYC-TV WKYC Staff November 21, 2014
Convicted murderer indicted for rapes of 3 women WKYC WKYC Staff September 3, 2014
Cuyahoga County, state to get millions for rape kitt esting WKYC WKYC Staff September 10, 2015
Police: DNA links suspect to Lakewood rape WKYC-TV WKYC Staff and Sara E. Shookman September 26, 2014
Man charged in 1990 rape case linked by DNA evidence WLFI.com WLFI Staff January 28, 2016
Justice Department Honors Professor For Sex Assault Research WLNS WLNS Web Staff April 21, 2015
AG: Ohio has tested 7,000 rape kits, found 2,500+ DNA matches Associated Press WLWT April 9, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden coming to Baltimore to talk about untested rape kits ABC 2 News WMAR Staff March 9, 2015
Local, national leaders gather to tackle rape kit backlog WMC Action News 5 WMC Action News 5 Staff October 20, 2015
Man sentenced for rape more than decade after assault WMCTV 5 WMCTV Staff January 29, 2014
Raleigh man who stole shrimp matches DNA from 2000 rape case WNCN WNCN Staff December 5, 2014
Outrage over nationwide rape kit backlog Anderson Cooper 360 Wolf Blitzer May 27, 2013

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