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West Milford Woman Indicted for Beating 12-Year-Old with Belt

West Milford

Passaic County authorities announced that Ms. Lwanda Segura, 34, of West Milford, has been indicted in relation to a May 28, 2020 incident involving the assault of a child that took place in West Milford. 

A Passaic County Grand Jury has returned Indictment No. 21-04-00156-I, charging Ms. Segura with five counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of Children; two counts of third- degree Aggravated Assault; and two counts of third-degree Witness Tampering for allegedly striking the twelve-year-old child repeatedly with a belt causing visible injury.

The investigation further revealed that an adult female, age 56 of West Milford, came to the aid of the twelve-year-old child whom the defendant then assaulted, causing her injury.

Police say the alleged assaults of both the child and adult female took place in the presence of two minor children, age 14 and 6.

Ms. Segura will appear for arraignment before a Superior Court Judge at a date to be determined. The defendant is presently on pretrial release pending the disposition of this matter.

A criminal indictment is merely an accusation.

Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or For media inquiries concerning this case, contact Senior Assistant Prosecutor