KC area woman recalls sexual abuse as child, offers hope for survivors

Kansas City (MO)

July 28, 2020

By Caitlin Knute

An accomplished violinist since the age of five, Elena Nanneman once planned to play professionally.

But the 22 year old now is pursuing a different career path, shaped by the sexual abuse she said she experienced in her youth.

“When I was around 7 or 8, I started to be sexually abused by one of the elders in my grandfather’s church,” she said, “and that went on for maybe three or four years.”

Note: This is an Abuse Tracker excerpt. Click the title to view the full text of the original article. If the original article is no longer available, see our News Archive.