By: Mason White WorldWideWeirdNews.com
(Scroll down for video) An emergency room doctor worked behind the backs of her employers and performed Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on multiple young girls, according to police in Michigan.
Now, the Detroit emergency room physician was charged with a crime for performing (FGM) on minor females.
Jumana Nagarwala, M.D., 44, of Northville, was charged with performing FGM on minor girls out of a medical office in Livonia.
According to the criminal complaint, some of the minor victims allegedly traveled interstate to have Nagarwala perform the procedure.
Nagarwala performed FGM on girls who were approximately 6 to 8 years old. This is believed to be the first case brought under 18 U.S.C. 116, which criminalizes FGM.
“Despite her oath to care for her patients, Dr. Nagarwala is alleged to have performed horrifying acts of brutality on the most vulnerable victims,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco.
“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,” he said.
“Female genital mutilation constitutes a particularly brutal form of violence against women and girls. It is also a serious federal felony in the United States. The practice has no place in modern society and those who perform FGM on minors will be held accountable under federal law,” stated Acting United States Attorney Daniel Lemisch.
Nagarwala, who worked at a hospital of the Henry Ford Health System, was placed on administrative leave.