Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Jul 01, 2019

Hand and Stone Masseur Arrested for Penetrating Female Customer

hand and stone toms river nj Jonathan Higgins

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced today that Jonathan Higgins, age 28, of Toms River, was charged with Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2c(1) on June 27, 2019.

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 on June 25, 2019. 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 Billhimer is urging anyone having information or who feels they may be a victim to please 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.

The public and media are reminded that all defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.