(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) A Detroit doctor will become the first person charged under a federal law that criminalizes female genital mutilation.

According to the Justice Department, Jumana Nagarwala of Northville, Mich., has been arrested and charged with performing the procedure on girls aged 6 to 8 out of her office in Livonia, Mich.

A federal law criminalizes female genital mutilation as a federal felony, and the Justice Department says this is the first case brought under the statute.

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