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 ascending Author(s) Post Date
Ohio AG | December Sexual Assault kit testing stats WKYC Kim Wendel December 2, 2013
Two serial rapists indicted for attacks on seven women WKYC WKYC Staff August 13, 2015
#TestTheKits Ohio at forefront of rape kit testing WKYC Monica Robins July 17, 2015
West Side 'Bicycle Rapist' indicted for serial attacks WKYC-TV WKYC Staff March 13, 2015
Serial rapists given lengthy prison sentences WKYC-TV December 22, 2014
Serial rapist Michael Irby sentenced for 12th rape WKYC-TV November 24, 2014
Cuyahoga County gets $450K grant for more rape kit tests WKYC-TV WKYC Staff November 21, 2014
Police: DNA links suspect to Lakewood rape WKYC-TV WKYC Staff and Sara E. Shookman September 26, 2014
Convicted murderer indicted for rapes of 3 women WKYC WKYC Staff September 3, 2014
Accused serial rapist taken into custody WKYC-TV April 3, 2015
Cleveland | Man found guilty in 1990s rape spree WKYC-TV WKYC Staff February 19, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Ohio Edition) WKYC July 16, 2015
Man indicted for rapes on CLE's east side WKYC April 23, 2015
Cuyahoga County, state to get millions for rape kitt esting WKYC WKYC Staff September 10, 2015
Many rape kits tested, many more to be done WKYC Tom Beres November 20, 2013
Misspelled name, delays lead to rape suspect's release WKYC Phil Trexler July 3, 2017
AG: First two indictments from untested rape kits NBC3 WKYC Kim Wendel March 14, 2013
Madison stranger attack suspect slips away, as DNA evidence sits WKOW.com Tony Galli December 22, 2015
Greeneville PD sends off four untested rape kits to TBI for forensic testing News Channel 11 Nate Morabito April 20, 2015
More than 200 rape kits sit untested in the Tri-Cities WJHL Nate Morabito November 6, 2014
Greenville Police receive federal grant to test sexual assault kits WITN Dave Jordan and Elisse Ramey November 8, 2016
Rape kit backlog drops, but watchdog cites lack of funding WITF AP May 2, 2017
Delay in arrest of sexual assault suspect results in MPD internal investigation WISN Colleen Henry July 2, 2015
State will test about two-thirds of 6K untested rape kits, attorney general says WiscNews Molly Beck March 30, 2017
Florida addresses untested rape kits with new law WINK News October 28, 2016

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