Prosecutor: Clifton woman harassed teens wearing hijabs, struck one on the head

A Clifton woman is facing charges in a bias incident last month.

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2022, 9:33 PM

Updated 760 days ago

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A Clifton woman is facing charges in a bias incident last month.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office says that Nancy Jones, 59, is facing several charges, including endangering the welfare of a child and bias intimidation.
Authorities say Jones approached a 13-year-old and 15-year-old who were wearing hijabs while inside a nail salon and told them to “go back to their country.” Jones then allegedly struck the 13-year-old girl on the head. The incident happened on April 30.
A warrant was issued for Jones’ arrest. She turned herself in to the police on Wednesday.
Jones could face several years in prison if she is convicted on all the charges.


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