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
Hundreds of suspects identified after Detroit rape kit testing FOX 17 FOX 17 News October 6, 2015
Police: DNA links man to 2 Baltimore rapes WBALTV October 6, 2015
Hundreds of suspects ID'd after rape kit testing, more tests still needed Fox 2 Detroit Maurielle Lue October 6, 2015
New DNA Standards Could Lead To Thousands of Texas Retrials CBS DFW October 6, 2015
Group receives grant to provide sexual assault victims timely care Bluefield Daily Telegraph Greg Jordan October 6, 2015
Fundraising campaign aims to get remaining Detroit rape kits tested Click On Detroit October 6, 2015
Special nurses vital part of victim support Bowling Green Daily News October 6, 2015
Detroit's backlogged rape kits: Now there aren't enough investigators to handle all the cases Michigan Radio Kate Wells October 6, 2015
Too much evidence locked away in untested rape kits The News Tribune Pat Sullivan October 6, 2015
Grassroots effort raising money for untested rape kits Fox 2 Detroit Ingrid Kelley October 6, 2015
Elkhart's Alton Whitener arrested, charged with September 2012 rape The Elkhart Truth Tori Fater October 5, 2015
Coalition of women's group raising money for rape kit tests Macomb Daily News Associated Press October 5, 2015
Editorial: Finish rape kit tests statewide The Detroit News October 5, 2015
Nurse examiner works to help heal sex assault victims Bowling Green Daily News Deborah Highland October 5, 2015
State's cold-case initiative pays off with convictions in rape cases Toledo Blade Jennifer Feehan October 5, 2015
Black women raise money and awareness for rape kits Detroit Free Press Cassandra Spratling October 5, 2015
Ohio's AG: About 9,000 rape kits tested for DNA matches WDTN Associated Press October 4, 2015
Alleged Victim Blaming on Sexual Assault River Bender John Gregory October 4, 2015
Lawmaker calls for statewide audit of untested rape kits Washington Times Lynne Tuohy October 4, 2015
LabCorps' link to solving Backlog in crime testing The Times News October 4, 2015
King County Council approves funding for untested rape kits The Enumclaw Courier Herald October 3, 2015
DNA matches Decatur man to cold case rape Herald Review Huey Freeman October 3, 2015
Cold case homicide in Va. Beach solved after 28 years 13 News Now Jemie Lee October 2, 2015
Matthew gets three life sentences for 2005 sexual assault WSLS 10 Associated Press October 2, 2015
Police agencies should heed rape-kit deadline The Columbus Dispatch October 2, 2015


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