Survivors of child sex abuse call for elimination of Kansas statute of limitations

Kim Bergman urges Kansas lawmakers during a news conference last week at the Statehouse in Topeka to adopt a bill that would eliminate the deadline for filing civil lawsuits seeking damages for childhood sexual abuse. Bergman has sent repeated emails and messages over social media calling on Sen. Kellie Warren to schedule a hearing on Senate Bill 420 but says she hasn’t gotten a response. Photo credit Noah Taborda/Kansas Reflector.

By: Noah Taborda 

TOPEKA — Kim Bergman was 12 years old when her gymnastics coach, David Byrd, began abusing her.