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New charges, victims in Detroit Female Genital Mutilation case

Posted: 11:04 PM, Sep 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-13 14:08:35Z

A metro Detroit doctor accused of female genital mutilation is facing a new charge in a superseding indictment filed in federal court in Detroit

The indictment charges Dr. Jumana Nagarwala with Conspiracy to Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct. She is accused of bringing people from the state of Minnesota to Michigan.

The indictment also reveals three new victims in the case, minors from Illinois. Four previously known victims were from Michigan and two were from Minnesota.

The indictment was filed in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

It is not clear how it will affect the case. The trial was originally scheduled to begin early next year.