(Henry Ford Hospital photo) Detroit Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, 44, is accused of mutilating the genitals of two seven-year-old Minnesota girls.
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A Detroit doctor accused of performing genital mutilations on two seven-year-old Minnesota girls has been charged.
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The accused remains in jail awaiting a hearing Monday.
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Their mothers took them to Nagarwala for the procedures, the FBI said.
The case is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S., the Detroit News reported.
“The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse.” “Despite her oath to care for her patients, Dr. Nagarwala is alleged to have performed horrifying acts of brutality on the most vulnerable victims,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco said in a statement.
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unless there’s a legitimate health reason. Female genital mutilation of minors is illegal in the U.S.
Jumana Nagarwala, 44, was identified by the two girls as the person who performed the barbaric procedures on them at a suburban clinic in February. Cops say Dr.
FBI agents have also identified other children who may have suffered at the doctor’s hands between 2005 and 2007.