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'Cruel' African Father Used FGM to 'Punish' Daughter, UK Court Told

'Cruel' African Father Used FGM to 'Punish' Daughter, UK Court Told

The West African origin 50-year-old father-of-four, who cannot be named, allegedly recruited someone to cut the girl with a razor blade at their home in south London between 2010 and 2013.

He is said to have overseen the abuse and “egg[ed] on” the person wielding the blade as the small girl begged for mercy.

According to The Times, Mark Heywood, QC, for the prosecution, said: “This was not apparently done out of any cultural or family reason but more in the way of punishment.

Describing the alleged physical abuse of the young girl, Mr. Heywood added:

He shouted his message at them and reinforced it by beating them, at times forcefully using a stick or slipper to inflict pain.”

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