Responders Find 2-Year-Old With Blood Running Down Leg, Man Claims What He Did To Her Is Normal


A Somalian national living in Ireland was arrested Sept. 22 on suspicion of having performed a genital mutilation on a 2-year-old girl.

Investigators arrived at the scene on the morning of Sept. 23 to gather evidence related to the alleged crime,

which reportedly took place in a South Dublin apartment where a woman lives with her two young daughters.

“This Somalian man was taken into custody on suspicion of mutilating a child,” a source told Dublin Live.

The arrest is said to be the first made under the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act of 2012. If found guilty, the unidentified man faces a fine of over $11,000 and up to 14 years in prison.

Female genital mutilation (FGM), known also as female cutting, is a customary practice in many African countries.

The procedure is nonmedical and oftentimes leads to serious complications and health problems, including life-threatening infections.

A neighbor told Dublin Live that he did not know the family very well.


Responders Find 2-Year-Old With Blood Running Down Leg, Man Claims What He Did To Her Is Normal

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