A 46-year-old man has been charged with conspiring to commit genital mutilation against a girl.
The Crown Prosecution Service said the charge related to a visit to Iraq.
The suspect faces two counts under the 2003 Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 of aiding, abetting or procuring an offence.
Suzanne Llewellyn, chief crown prosecutor at CPS East Midlands, said: “The CPS has authorised Nottinghamshire Police to charge a 46-year-old man with conspiring to commit female genital mutilation against a girl.
“The charge relates to an alleged plan to commit the act, which was discovered on a visit to Iraq.
“The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings are active and the defendant has a right to a fair trial.”
The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, the CPS said.