A WA couple will face court early next month after it was alleged they took a baby girl overseas with the intention of having the child undergo genital mutilation.

The 44-year-old man and 42-year-old woman were charged after an investigation by the Child Abuse Squad, which found the couple had arranged a female circumcision and took the one-year-old overseas in late August - reportedly to Bali - where the procedure took place.

The couple will be summonsed to appear in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on October 4.

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