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Federal prosecutors charged two Detroit-area doctors, who are also accused of female genital mutilation, with an additional crime usually reserved for pimps who prostitute young girls.

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville, a former physician at Henry Ford Hospital, is accused of performing religious-based female circumcisions on multiple young girls from Minnesota at a since-closed Livonia clinic owned by Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53. Attar helped coordinate the after-hours procedures, the government claims.

In addition to charging the pair with crimes related to the illegal procedure, the government tacked on a count each of conspiracy to transport a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, which is punishable by a minimum of 10 years in prison.


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