United States

FGM: Mother guilty of genital mutilation of daughter

The mother of a three-year-old girl has become the first person in the UK to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM).The 37-year-old woman, from east London, was convicted following a trial at the Old Bailey.Her 34-year-old partner was acquitted by the jury.Spells and curses intended to deter police and social workers from investigating were found at the Ugandan woman's home, the trial heard.The defendants, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, denied FGM and an alternative charge of failing to protect a girl from risk of genital mutilation.The mother wept in the dock as she was convicted.More than 5,000 newly-recorded FGM cases in England FGM survivor describes witnessing her sister being cut UK pledges £50m to h ...