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McCrory signs child abuse, human trafficking bills

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed bills into law designed to increase child abuse penalties and monitor some people convicted of human trafficking.
    
McCrory held a public bill-signing ceremony Wednesday for a measure named for a preschooler severely beaten a year ago. The Governor's Office said Kilah Davenport and family members attended the signing of "Kilah's Law" in the old Capitol building.
    
The law taking effect Dec. 1 increases the maximum penalty for the most serious abuse charge from roughly 15 years to 33 years. A judge also would make clear on the offender's record a child was the victim.
    
McCrory also announced he signed another bill adding human trafficking to crimes that require the convicted to register as a sex offender with the local sheriff in certain situations.

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