Parents to stand trial over alleged genital mutilation
A northern suburbs couple who allegedly took their one-year-old daughter to Bali for a female genital mutilation procedure are set to stand trial. The couple in their 40s, whose names have been suppressed to protect their daughter's identity, made a brief appearance in Perth Magistrate's Court today on a charge of taking a child from WA with the intention of having her subjected to female genital mutilation.
Chief magistrate Steven Heath committed the pair, who did not officially enter pleas, to stand trial in the District Court and extended their bail. (continue reading...)