Jumana Nagarwala, a so-called doctor who practices emergency medicine at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, has been charged with performing genital cuttings on little girls at an unnamed medical clinic in Livonia as reported by The New York Times:
According to a criminal complaint filed in federal court on Wednesday, Dr. Nagarwala performed the procedure on two girls from Minnesota who traveled to the clinic with their parents in February. The complaint also said that "multiple" other girls, including some from Michigan, may have been victimized between 2005 and 2007.
The alleged butcher also has been charged with sex trafficking of children and lying to federal investigators.
The FBI warns that about 500,000 girls across the United States "are at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation, a procedure that has long been practiced in many African and Middle Eastern countries as a cultural custom," and last year announced it "is proactively investigating tips and leads on this illegal practice" according to a statement on its website: "investigators are hoping victims and community members who are opposed to it will come forward and report cases."
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