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Qld girls, 9 and 12, allegedly had genitals mutilated

TWO people from Logan have been charged following investigations into allegations of female genital mutilation of two girls aged nine and 12.

Detectives from the Logan District Child Protection and Investigation Unit conducted a joint investigation with other agencies after allegations that the young girls were removed from Queensland in April 2015 and taken to Africa for the procedure.

A 53-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman, both from Underwood have been charged with two counts each of removing a child from the state for female genital mutilation.

Detective Inspector Christopher Jory the removal of a child from the state for female genital mutilation is a serious criminal offence.

"This offence was introduced as legislation in Queensland in 2000 and carry penalties of up to 14 years imprisonment," he said.

The couple will appear in Beenleigh Magistrates Court on December 16.


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