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
Victims wait for justice as rape kits sit in lab backlogs WLKY Louisville Mark Vanderhoff July 28, 2014
Victims wait for justice as rape kits sit in lab backlogs WLKY Mark Vanderhoff July 29, 2014
Senator sponsors legislation that could expedite rape kits testing WLKY Mark Vanderhoff February 26, 2015
McConnell, rape victims' advocate urge bill to reduce rape-kit backlog WLKY Mark Vanderhoff August 12, 2014
KSP to receive $1.9 million grant to help with rape kit backlog September 10, 2015
Auditor: More than 3,000 rape kits untested in state Mark Vanderhoff September 21, 2015
Auditor announces plan to clear rape kit backlog April 15, 2015
What caused Kentucky's rape kit backlog? WLKY January 19, 2017
State Auditor says report to be released on untested rape kits WKYT September 19, 2015
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
It happened to my body and not my soul.' Sexual assault survivor speaks out to protect others WKYT Miranda Combs July 9, 2017
Rape kits at center of Attorney General race WKYC Sara E Shookman October 20, 2014
DNA testing of sexual assault kits tops 8,000 in Ohio WKYC August 5, 2015
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


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