Soon child abusers in North Carolina could face tougher punishments.

A law named after Kilah Davenport of Monroe is being reviewed by lawmakers this week.

Kilah's step-father is accused of beating the little girl, causing permanent brain damage.

If convicted under current law, he'll face a maximum sentence of just under eight years in prison.

Supporters of the bill say that punishment is too lenient.

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