Kilah's Act Signed Into Law


by WCCB Charlotte

 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Obama has signed the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act into law.  It's named after a Monroe girl severely beaten by her stepfather.  States will be required to report back to the US Attorney General on exactly what their punishments are for child abuse.  

NC Representative Robert Pittenger sponsored the bill.  He says it gives states a chance to review and hopefully strengthen laws.  "It's a wonderful day for children that will be better protected," said Pittenger.  "It's a wonderful day for the Davenport family.  They've been through a very difficult journey."

Four-year-old Kilah died in March, almost two years after she suffered a fractured skull and permanent brain damage.

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