South Carolina lawmakers suggest baby torture invoice

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March eight, 2019 at 4:15 PM EST – Updated March eight at 4:16 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina lawmaker says regulation to impose fair prices on folks that torture youngsters are essential to protecting their well-being and prosecuting infant abuse and overlook cases.

Members of a Senate subcommittee voted Thursday for an invoice that defines child torture in kingdom regulation and might impose consequences for violations. The invoice could make it illegal for a figure or mum or dad to pain or knowingly help the torture of a baby. Those convicted of baby torture may want to face 20 years to life in prison.

Lexington Sen. Katrina Shealy wrote the bill and said the regulation is the right element to do to ensure the protection of kids in South Carolina.

The bill now is going to the overall Senate Family and Veterans’ Services committee.

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