Detroit ER doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation on numerous girls

Detroit ER doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation on numerous girls
Jumana Nagarwala. (Image via Fox 32 Chicago)

A Northville doctor was charged on Thursday with performing female genital mutilation on minor girls out of a Livonia medical office.

According to the complaint filed in federal court, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala performed the procedure on girls between the ages of 6 and 8 years old. The complaint states that some members of a religion across the world have the procedure done to reduce sexual pleasure and promiscuity.

The federal document claims that children from other states were brought to Dr. Nagarwala to undergo the operations. Two victims from Minnesota stayed at a hotel in Farmington Hills in February. One of the girls is 11 years old and told authorities that they came to the Detroit area for a “special” girls trip, and when they arrived at the hotel she and the other young girl had to go to the doctor because “their tummies hurt.” …

Through the investigation, officials say they’ve identified other children who may have had the operation performed on them between 2005 and 2007, including children in Michigan. CPS in Michigan and the FBI interviewed several minor girls about the procedure. Multiple girls all said that the doctor performed the operations on them. Some of the parents also confirmed that happened as well.

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