The Backlog

Media 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) Post Datesort ascending
Not all sexual assault kits go to the lab The Star Press Douglas Walker July 16, 2015
BPD changes procedure after finding untested sexual assault kits in inventory 12 News Now Leah Durain July 16, 2015
Hundreds of Coachella Valley rape kits left untested The Desert Sun Brett Kelman July 16, 2015
Nearly 200 RPD rape kits untested Democrat & Chronicle Jon Hand and Sean Lahman July 16, 2015
Testing of rape kit varies by agency SC Times David Unze July 16, 2015
Bill could get untested rape kits off police shelves Joseph P. Smith The Daily Journal July 16, 2015
How many of the nearly 90 John Does indicted in rape kit cases will ever see a courtroom Cleveland.com Rachel Dissell July 16, 2015
Hundreds of Thousands of Rape Kits May Be Untested Around U.S. The Crime Report July 16, 2015
Just our questions about untested rape kits already prompting change USA Today July 16, 2015
Space Coast rape kits sometimes languish, decades-old Florida Today JD Gallop July 16, 2015
DNA testing of rape kit backlog leads to conviction and log prison sentence for rapist Daily Journal Associated Press July 16, 2015
Maurice Webber sentenced to 34 years of prison for 1991 rape involving teenager KSHB Associated Press July 16, 2015
Cold Case Rape Kits Producing Convictions Years After Crime First Coast News Clark Fouraker July 16, 2015
Texas plans to clear rape kit backlog, new cases still face delays KVUE Andy Pierrotti July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Arkansas Edition) THV11 Amy Geswein July 16, 2015
Atlanta has more untested rape evidence than USA Today tally reveals AJC Willoughby Mariano July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Ohio Edition) WKYC July 16, 2015
Thousands of rape kits untested in Portland, US untested KGW Nina Mehlhaf July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Washington Edition) KREM KREM Staff July 16, 2015
Thousands of Rape Kits Untested in US Daily Beast July 16, 2015
13News Now Investigates: Untested rape kits 13News Now Laura Geller July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (North Carolina edition) WCNC July 16, 2015
Tens of thousands of rape kits go untested across USA USA Today Steve Reilly July 16, 2015
2009 Report: Rape kits go untested WWLTV Katie Moore July 16, 2015
Behind the scenes: The challenges of testing rape kits ABC 8 News Kerri O'Brien July 16, 2015

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