CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A law named for a local girl is getting national attention.
Congressman Robert Pittenger announced the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013 on Thursday morning
Police say 3-year-old Kilah was beaten by her stepfather in 2012 and suffered serious brain damage.
The law would increase the punishment for people convicted of child abuse.
A similar bill is working its way through the North Carolina General Assembly.