“Due to the secretive nature of this procedure, we are unlikely to ever know how many children were tortured by Doctor Nagarwala. The Minnesota girls were not the first victims.” (U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward)
In Detroit Michigan this week a federal prosecutor announced that 2 physicians and one of their spouses are believed to have sexually tortured as many as 100 girls and women over a 12-year period than began about 2005.
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Investigators have learned the identities of at least 8 victims of Doctor Jumana Nagarwala; Doctor Fakhruddin Attar and his wife Farida Attar, a non-physician.
As Medical Miscreants reported last month, Nagarwala, age 44, is apparently the first person to be arrested in the U.S. under federal law, for what is referred to as FGM. In April, the FBI announced that Nagarwala and Attar had secretly performed the horrific cultural ritual of FGM on two 7-year-old Minnesota girls. The 2 Muslim doctors lacerated the children’s vaginas while Attar’s wife pinned the victims’ arms to the bed.
The little girls told police they were told they were being “cut to get the germs out.” An emergency pediatrician informed detectives that the children’s labia were lacerated, deformed with scar tissue and their vaginas were partially sewn closed.
Although federal investigators estimate 100 women and young girls have been tortured by these individuals alone, U.S. Attorney Sara Woodward stated the total number of victims is certainly much higher. She said in a press conference that “Dr. Nagarwala used Dr. Fakhruddin’s clinic at least a half-dozen times a year.”
Both MDs have been charged with transportation of children with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. They could receive sentences of life in prison.
Farida Attar is being charged with conspiracy to commit FGM. She faces up to 20 years behind bars if convicted.
The Attars were released from jail this week, but a federal judge ordered that the couple’s young daughter may not live in the home, and their passports have been confiscated.
Nagarwala is in jail on a “no bail” hold. Her trial is expected to begin in early October.