FBI agents leave the office of Dr. Fakhruddin Attar at the Burhani Clinic in Livonia, Mich. Friday, April 21, 2017, after completing a search for documents. (Clarence Tabb Jr. /Detroit News via AP)
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A Michigan doctor and his wife were charged in federal court Friday with helping a Detroit physician perform genital mutilation on 7-year-old girls.The case appears to be the first brought under a 1996 U.S. law prohibiting the procedure, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.Authorities have identified several other young girls who may have undergone the procedure at the clinic, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Attar also said Nagarwala uses his clinic after hours five or six times per year to see the girls and that his wife is present in the examining room to help comfort the patients, authorities said.
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