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Jury sworn in as couple goes on trial accused of female genital mutilation of child

The couple, who can’t be named for legal reasons, both pleaded not guilty.

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A JURY HAS been empanelled in the case of a Dublin couple accused of female genital mutilation of a child.

The couple, who can’t be named for legal reasons, both pleaded not guilty to one count of carrying out an act of female genital mutilation on the girl at an address in Dublin on September 16, 2016.

The man, who is in his 30s, and a woman in her 20s also pleaded not guilty to one count of child cruelty on the same day.

A jury of eight men and four women was empanelled in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today.

It is due to start tomorrow before Judge Elma Sheahan.

Comments are off as legal proceedings are ongoing.

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