Sex charge should stick in mutilation case, feds say – The Detroit News

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala digitally penetrated and cut the genitalia of 7-year-old girls and should face a sex charge in the nation’s first female genital mutilation trial, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Prosecutors made the argument four weeks after the Northville doctor and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar of Farmington Hills asked a federal judge to dismiss the most serious count against them, a sex charge punishable by up to life in federal prison.

The doctors want U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman to dismiss a conspiracy charge alleging they transported minors to Metro Detroit with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Let jurors decide, the government countered.

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