Stepfather Accused Of Child Abuse Is Still In Jail
UNION COUNTY, N.C.-- A man accused of beating his stepdaughter will remain in jail under a million dollars bond.
Prosecutors say Joshua Houser left 4-year-old Kilah Davenport with permanent brain damage.
A judge refused to lower his bond during a hearing in Monroe. Family brought the girl into the courtroom.
Prosecutors call what happened a vicious act while defense calls Houser a convenient scapegoat. They claim that Kilah fell off the couch.
Kilah's Law could be introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly tomorrow. It would require convicted child abusers to register the same way sex offenders do.