'Kilah's Law' bill unveiled by NC congressman

'Kilah's Law' bill unveiled by NC congressman

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 28 at 1:21 PM

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.
 

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