March eight, 2019, at 4:15 PM EST – Updated March eight at 4:16 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina lawmaker says regulations to impose fair prices on folks who 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, mum, or dad to pain or knowingly help a baby’s torture. 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 protect kids in South Carolina.
The bill will now go to the Senate Family and Veterans’ Services Committee.
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