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Update: Downstate Couple Arrested in Genital Mutilation Investigation

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We have an update on the disturbing investigation into the mutilation of young girls in a Muslim sect.

Two more people are charged in Detroit.

Prosecutors filed conspiracy and other charges against Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, the owner of a suburban Detroit clinic where the investigators say the procedures happened in February on two girls from Minnesota.

His wife, Farida Attar, was also arrested and charged Friday.

Investigators say the couple knew Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was performing genital mutilation at the Livonia clinic after business hours.

Farida Attar is accused of assisting.

Nagarwala's lawyer has said she claims she performed a religious ritual, not genital mutilation.

The Attars and Nagarwala belong to a sect called Dawoodi Bohra.

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