3 girls arrested after beating up woman for fun

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By: Feng Qian 

Police arrested and charged 3 New York girls after beating up a woman and saying that they did so just for fun, according to a statement released by the New York State Police.

Authorities said that the three girls told police they beat the 34-year-old woman at a bus stop near the Hudson Valley school just for the fun of it.

Police in the town of New Windsor, Orange County, said that two 13-year-old girls and one 12-year-old girl, chose their victim randomly. Authorities said that the woman was taking her son on a school bus Tuesday morning, when she was attacked along Route 9W outside Newburgh, 60 miles north of New York City.

Police said that the girls punched and kicked the woman and pulled her hair. The beating left the woman with cuts, bruises and head injuries.

The girls were charged with gang assault and released to their parents pending appearances in Family Court.