Feds level new charges in genital mutilation case – The Detroit News

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Detroit — Federal prosecutors filed new charges in the nation’s first case involving female genital mutilation, accusing one doctor of mutilating three more prepubescent girls and alleging one girl was drugged.

The new charges bring to a total of nine girls from three states who prosecutors say underwent the illegal procedure at a Livonia medical clinic since 2015.

The indictment was filed one week after The Detroit News exclusively reported that a grand jury was weighing new charges in a case first filed last year. As many as six members of the Dawoodi Bohra, a Muslim sect from India, were questioned by a federal grand jury last week, including one woman from Illinois.

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