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PLEASANTVILLE — Two Mays Landing women were arrested Tuesday after allegedly assaulting an 11-year-old girl, leaving her with injuries to her head, face and body.

At 12:41 a.m., city police responded to Atlantic Avenue for a report of criminal mischief, Capt. Matthew Hartman said in a news release. There, multiple people told officers an 11-year-old girl had been assaulted by two women and the girl had run away.

Officers found the girl, whom police did not identify, and she had multiple injuries to her head and face as well as other injuries to her body, according to the release.

Investigators identified as suspects Nicole Miller, 32, and Heather Grosso, 36, police said.

Both were charged with simple assault and endangering the welfare of the child, and Miller was additionally charged with aggravated assault.

The two women were taken to the Atlantic County jail pending detention hearings.

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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