- Associated Press - Saturday, November 19, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - State officials say three people beat a child welfare worker during an unprovoked attack inside her office building.

NJ.com (https://bit.ly/2guVOtx) reports the woman was punched and kicked during the attack that occurred Thursday in Newark. It ended when an office security guard intervened.

The worker was treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries and was later released.

A state Human Services department spokeswoman says 32-year-old Tara Lewis, of East Orange; 21-year-old Disiree Roberts, of Newark, and a 16-year-old East Orange girl were all charged with assault.

Bail was set at $10,000 each for the two women. It wasn’t known Saturday if they have retained attorneys.

Officials say the women and the teen are clients of the department, but did not provide further details about them.

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Information from: NJ Advance Media.


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