DETROIT (AP) — Two Minnesota mothers have been charged in an investigation of genital mutilation in a Muslim sect, months after bringing their daughters to a Detroit-area clinic.

A new indictment was unsealed Thursday in Detroit federal court, raising the number of defendants to eight. The eight include Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, who is accused of performing the procedure.

jumana nagarwala 2 Minnesota Moms Charged In Genital Mutilation Case

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala,
who is charged with performing the procedure on young girls.
(credit: CBS)

The Associated Press isn’t naming the Minnesota moms to protect their daughters’ identities. The moms are charged with conspiracy and genital mutilation.

Nagarwala denies any crime and says she performed a religious custom on girls from her Muslim sect, the Dawoodi Bohra. She’s been in jail without bail since her arrest in April.

The indictment says Nagarwala performed genital mutilation on six girls, but prosecutors say the number could be much higher.

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  1. The mothers should be spayed to make sure they can never have any more children OR just put to death.

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