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Brick Massage Therapist Charged in Sex Assault on Customer

A Brick Township massage therapist has been charged with sexually assaulting a client, the Ocean County Prosecutors Office announced Monday.

Jonathan Higgins, 28, of Toms River, is facing a charge of sexual assault in relation to the alleged crime, which took place June 25, prosecutors said.

According to prosecutors, Higgins, while employed as a massage therapist at Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa in Brick Township, “committed an act of penetration on a female customer” during the course of a massage.  

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Higgins was arrested and processed at Brick Township Police Headquarters and transported to the Ocean County Jail where he is lodged pending a detention hearing.

Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said he is urging anyone having information or who feels they may be a victim to contact Detective Nicole Testa of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027 or Detective Timothy McCarthy of the Brick Township Police at 732-262-1100.


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