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
Editorial on rape kits gave complexity short shrift Washington Post Paul Kelsch July 10, 2015
Suspect arrested in 2014 rape Statesboro Herald Holli Deal Saxon July 9, 2015
APD fights rape kit backlog Mollie Bryant July 9, 2015
Marshall University Forensic Science Center DNA Technical Leader presents success of novel project to review sexual assault cases at national DNA Technical Conference Huntington News Marshall University July 9, 2015
Kym Worthy gets Detroit Crime Commission grant to hire investigators for untested rape kit cases WXYZ Detroit Heather Catallo July 9, 2015
State Auditor travels to Hoptown to track rape kit crisis Kentucky New Era Rebecca Walter July 9, 2015
Pastor of small Euclid church indicted on charges of raped woman in 2007 Rachel Dissell July 8, 2015
How a Bungled Police Investigation Led to a Possible Rape Victim's Shaming Daily RFT Andy Kopsa July 8, 2015
Memphis police officer's rape indictment stands Commercial Appeal Katie Fretland July 8, 2015
'Outrage is consistent' over untested rape kits Courier Journal Matthew Glowicki July 8, 2015
Ky. Auditor Adam Edelen compiling report on untested rape kits WHAS 11 Tabnie Dozier July 8, 2015
Survivors helping state auditor to address backlogged rape kits WDRB Danielle Lama July 8, 2015
Kentucky editorial roundup The State Associated Press July 8, 2015
Police have untested rape kits News Leader Traci Moyer July 8, 2015
Avon Sexual Assault Suspect's DNA Compared in Simsbury Homicide Investigation Simsbury Patch Erin Quinlan July 8, 2015
State Auditor travels to Hoptown to track rape kit crisis Richmond Register Kristina Smith July 8, 2015
Bill aims to speed up sexual assault investigations in Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Danielle Fox July 7, 2015
Avon Trail Sex Assault Suspect Was Working Near Site of Attack Hartford Courant David Owens and Ken Byron July 7, 2015
Porta-Potty Worker Charged in Sexual Assault of Woman on Avon Trail NBC Connecticut July 7, 2015
Why rape kits go untested in Virginia Washington Post Rachel Weiner July 7, 2015
Bloomington cold case: DNA in recent rape matches 1999 cold case evidence RTV6 Mike Pelton July 7, 2015
Virginia needs to test its 2,369 rape kits Washington Post Editorial Board July 7, 2015
Untested Virginia rape kits hide some unpleasant criminal (and political) numbers Hot Air Jazz Shaw July 7, 2015
Report: Thousands of Rape Kits Left Untested in Virginia ABC 13 Mona Abdi July 7, 2015
Hundreds of rape kits going untested in Southwest Virginia WSLS Aaron Martin July 7, 2015


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