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Gwinnett County man deported after female genital mutilation sentence
by Chris Price
An Ethiopian man convicted of aggravated battery and cruelty to children was removed from the United States on Monday.
Khalid Adem, 41, was arrested for using scissors to mutilate the genitals of his 2-year-old daughter.
He was deported on Monday after serving 10 years in prison.
Adem was an Ethiopian citizen and native when he was living in Gwinnett County, Georgia in 2006. (He was convicted in 2006, but his wife who turned him in believes the crime was committed in 2001). His case was drew national attention for being the first criminal conviction in the United States for female genital mutilation (FGM).
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