HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Survivors of a pedophile pediatrician rallied at the state Capitol on Wednesday and called on legislators to pass a bill removing prosecution and lawsuit time limits.

Dr. Johnnie Barto is serving at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients at a Johnstown medical practice.

Senate Bill 540 would eliminate the criminal and civil statute of limitations for sexual abuse, assault and misconduct victims whose abuse happened at any age. The measure also would provide a two-year civil window to revive previously expired claims.