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Two mothers were indicted Wednesday and accused of participating in a widening conspiracy that ended with their daughters' genitalia allegedly mutilated by a doctor.

The indictment expanded the nation's first female genital mutilation case by alleging six minor girls – including four from Michigan – underwent a medical procedure practiced by members of a small Muslim sect, the Dawoodi Bohra.

The alleged victims include two previously disclosed 7-year-old girls from Minnesota and four girls from Michigan ages 8-12. Prosecutors have said the conspiracy could involve as many as 100 victims.


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