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    2017.04.13 - Detroit doctors charged w/performing female genital mutilations

    Metro Detroit doctor charged with performing female genital mutilation on young girls
    Jumana Nagarwala accused of mutilating 6- to 8-year-old girls


    By Derick Hutchinson

    Posted: 11:56 AM, April 13, 2017
    Updated: 12:53 PM, April 13, 2017

    DETROIT - A Detroit emergency department doctor has been arrested and charged with performing female genital mutilation on young girls at a medical clinic in Livonia, officials announced Thursday.

    Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville, is charged with performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on girls who were 6 to 8 years old at a medical office in Livonia.

    "According to the complaint, despite her oath to care for her patients, Dr.*Nagarwala*is alleged to have performed horrifying acts of brutality on the most vulnerable victims," acting assistant Attorney General Blanco said. "The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country, and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse." ...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/m...on-young-girls


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    Physician charged with mutilating girls’ genitalia

    Robert Snell, The Detroit News 11:54 a.m. ET April 13, 2017

    Detroit — A Detroit emergency room physician was charged Wednesday with mutilating the genitalia of two 7-year-old girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind brought under federal law.

    Jumana Nagarwala of Livonia was charged with female genital mutilation, a five-year felony, and transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, a 10-year felony, according to a complaint unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court...

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...ion/100416734/

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    Investigators interviewed the two girls, who identified Nagarwala as the doctor who performed operations on them during a trip. They said their mother told them it was a "special" girls' trip, officials said. The girls told investigators that they were told by Nagarwala and their parents not to talk about the procedure.

    One of the girls said she left a winter glove in the medical office. Officials executed a search warrant on Monday and found the glove in the medical clinic. Officials said the glove had the girl's first name written on it.

    Investigators said doctors performed examinations on the young girls and found that FGM had been performed on them.

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/m...on-young-girls

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    And it continues. This practice breaks my heart.
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    Detroit Doctor Charged With Performing Female Genital*Mutilation

    April 13, 2017 12:01 PM

    DETROIT (WWJ) –*A Henry Ford Hospital*doctor has been arrested, facing federal charges for allegedly performing female genital mutilation on young girls.

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 44-year-old Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, of Northville, Michigan, is charged with performing FGM on minor girls out of a medical office in Livonia...

    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2017/04/...al-mutilation/

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcya View Post
    And it continues. This practice breaks my heart.
    I know, truly heartbreaking. I think the mother should be charged as well.

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    This just makes me ill. And I don't get it. You would think a licensed physician, someone who is supposedly educated, would realize how wrong this is! Hurting innocent little girls.

    Again, I just don't get it

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    Dr Jumana Nagarwala, charged with performing genital mutilation on girls

    I understood every word you said. It was the order that you said them that has me confused.

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    Good lord.


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    Jumana Nagarwala MD charged w/ genital mutilation on girls

    IMO, parents should be charged as well.

    A Detroit emergency room doctor has been charged with performing genital mutilation on young girls in what is believed to be the first criminal case of its kind brought by U.S. prosecutors.

    Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville, Mich., was charged in federal district court in Detroit with female genital mutilation, transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and making a false statement to a federal officer, court records show.

    More at the link

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.b79bc9006ce8


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    From the article above.

    "Nagarwala herself told investigators that she knew genital mutilation was illegal and that she did not know of anyone performing it in her community, nor had she done it herself."

    She took the hippocratic oath, then lied and said it wasn't her.
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    Genital mutilation: More victims likely out there, feds say

    In what officials say is a first-of-its kind federal case targeting the practice of genital mutilation, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville was charged Thursday with mutilating the genitals of two girls, although authorities say they believe she has subjected numerous more girls to the procedure, including children in metro Detroit. Authorities would not comment on whether more charges are coming, but the case appears to be the tip of the iceberg if the FBI's words are any indication.

    "This investigation has identified other children who may have been victimized by Nagarwala," FBI agent Kevin Swanson wrote in an affidavit that was unsealed Thursday. "(Investigators) interviewed several minor girls in Michigan about FGM (female genital mutilation). In these interviews, multiple minor girls informed child protective services and forensic interviewers that procedures had been performed on their genitals by Nagarwala."
    http://www.freep.com/story/news/heal...too/100434608/

    Hopefully, we will also soon hear that the parents of the girls have been arrested and charged. To begin to curb this practice in immigrant communities in the U.S., the education campaign has had only limited success. I believe we must begin to aggressively prosecute parents of these minor girls in the U.S. and incarcerate them for long sentences. I think that is the only thing that will "work" to curb the desire for FGM as a cultural "practice". And it must be LOUDLY and publicly CONDEMNED by islamic religious scholars and leaders.

    The media is going to absurd lengths to avoid saying that FGM is almost exclusively a muslim "tradition"-- and euphemistically calling it a "religious and cultural practice" to deflect attention from that truth. Media is trying to imply that this is an obscure practice among a "tribe" most have never heard of, rather than a rather widespread practice among muslims from many countries and cultures.

    The other issue that is notmentioned in the articles is that a number of muslim families in the U.S. from these "tradtitional" cultures send their young daughters back to the country of origin to "visit" relatives and have FGM performed there. If they can prevent the minors from needing medical care back in the U.S. and having this "discovered" until they are adults, then it is simply a case of a woman had FGM performed "as a child" in another country. It's not uncommon, unfortunately.
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    The U.S. Attorney's Office says this is the first such criminal case in the country, with prosecutors relying on a law that criminalizes the practice of female genitalia mutilation, which is punishable by up to five years in prison. The doctor, however, could get 10-years to life in prison for another crime she was charged with: Transportation of an individual with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
    http://www.freep.com/story/news/loca...als/100416124/

    Now that is a very interesting "prosecution" angle. The current sentencing of only 5 years (per crime) is pretty light, IMO, and prosecutors are looking to pile on as many charges as possible. Shame they have to do that-- the penalties should be addressed with legislation to increase the sentences.

    I hope we will see interstate trafficking charges for the parents, on top of other charges.

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    This is the full 11 page complaint. (Warning- graphic content)

    http://kstp.com/kstpImages/repositor...0complaint.pdf

    Lilia Panteleeva is executive director of the Children's Law Center of Minnesota. She reviewed the federal court documents when they were unsealed on Thursday.

    "It's just absolutely heartbreaking," Panteleeva said during an interview with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. "It's a gruesome procedure and it's one that has permanent consequences."

    Panteleeva said the procedure is most times done against a child's will, or without their full understanding of what's happening since they are so young.

    "A child cannot possibly consent to something like that when they are seven," Panteleeva said.

    Because of cultural or religious reasons, the procedures are still performed, Panteleeva said.

    However, she stressed that regardless of beliefs, a child's well-being is the main priority in the United States.

    "There are certain things and practices that once you are here, you have to respect," Panteleeva said. "We as our society have a responsibility to protect our children."

    The investigation found other young children, including some in Michigan, who told the FBI and Child Protective Services that Nagarwala had performed procedures on their genitals. The affidavit states some of those might have happened between 2005 and 2007.
    http://kstp.com/news/detroit-doctor-...irls-/4453606/

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    Related case from 2006-- first person convicted and incarcerated under the 1996 law outlawing FGM. Ethiopian immigrant man mutilated his 2 year old daughter with scissors.

    On November 2, 2006, Adem was convicted of aggravated battery and cruelty to children and sentenced to two terms of 15 years, concurrent, the first 10 years to be served in prison and the remaining five years on probation.[3] He also received a fine in the amount of $5,000, with an additional $32 a month for a probation and supervision fee.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalid_Adem

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