Mom Charged With Genital Mutilation Of Daughter Asks Judge To Cut Ankle Monitor Over Skin Irritation

A Michigan mother charged with subjecting her daughter to genital mutilation filed a request to have her ankle monitor removed.

West Bloomfield, MI - A Michigan mother, charged in the first female genital mutilation case to be prosecuted in the United States, has asked the judge to remove the monitor because it causes her discomfort.

The woman, whose name has been withheld to protect the identity of her daughter, told the court that the device is “unnecessarily intrusive.”

She is accused of having her daughter’s genitals cut as part of a religious practice within their Indian Muslim sect - the Dawoodi Bohra, according to the Daily Mail.

The West Bloomfield mother, who is charged with having one of the most sensitive parts of her daughter’s body sliced off, wants her ankle monitor removed because it “causes irritation to the skin,” according to court documents filed by her attorney on Tuesday.

Her attorney, Brian Legghio, argues that the ankle monitor “serves no practical purpose and there is no reason to continue wearing it for the next eight months.”

Originally, prosecutors wanted the mother to be given house arrest pending trial, but Judge Bernard A. Friedman was satisfied with an ankle monitor as an electronic tether, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The mother complained to the court about the fact the device can’t be removed, even for sleeping and showering, and said it is “physically uncomfortable.”

“It's visual presence and it's intermittent beeping requires [her] to explain to her 8-year-old and 5-year-old children why their mother must wear an electronic bracelet on her ankle,” her attorney wrote.

He pointed out that his client has “no prior criminal record whatsoever” and poses no threat to the community.

The case in which the mother is charged involves eight defendants, including two doctors, a physician's wife, and four mothers.

All of the defendants are accused of participating in various degrees of subjecting young girls to genital cutting as part of a religious practice.

Prosecutors have not yet weighed in on the mother’s request.

Screw her. Who cares about what she is going through with irritation and explanations. She mutilated her child. She should be in jail.

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What about the unnecessary emotional and physical pain she inflicted on her poor child? At least the bracelet can be taken off eventually. I would think one wouldn't have to continually explain it to an 8-year old. And even the 5-year should be able to remember why the mother is wearing it. Would she rather have tattoos all over, declaring to the world that she is a child mutilator? Or someone always with her, saying in a loud voice "Child mutilator!"?

This is the problem. They hate American law and way of life. But they come here or born here and raised with barbaric beliefs. You want to pray to your God no problem. But you cross the line when you exercise 3 century barbaric ideology. Proves they will never assimilate. They are bent on destroying our society rule. They call our society racist and prejudice because that can’t defend their bs. Its America follow our way of life or get out.

She should be thankful they let her go home with a bracelet. I would have her sorry self in jail. Child mutilation is barbaric and should not be allowed in any country. She should not even be allowed in this country and the other two children should be removed from that home. God only knows what they endure.

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