Attorney: Michigan genital mutilation case stretches to other states – USA Today

The genital mutilation investigation that has snared several people in Michigan has also stretched to other states.

Federal agents have identified new potential defendants who live in Los Angeles, Chicago and Minnesota, according to court documents filed Tuesday by Shannon Smith, an attorney for a Michigan doctor charged in the case.

Jumana Nagarwala of Northville has been charged with cutting at least six girls — four from Michigan and two from Minnesota. She has denied any crimes, saying she only removed membranes from the girls’ genitals as part of a custom tied to a sect of Muslims from India to which she belongs, the Dawoodi Bohra.

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