Massage Therapist Charged With Groping

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  WALL – A massage therapist is accused of inappropriately touching a client during a session.

  Stefan J. Barnes Jr., 31, of Manchester, was charged with Criminal Sexual Contact and Sexual Assault in relation to an incident on May 23 at Massage Heights located at 2157 Route 35.

  A 23-year-old woman told police that she was being massaged by Barnes and he reportedly touched her inappropriately in the groin area on two separate occasions during the session.

  Wall Township Police Department’s Patrolman David Smithman and Detective Shane Roland investigated and arrested Barnes on June 6. He was taken into custody without incident.

  The Wall Township Police Department is encouraging anyone who may have been victimized by Stefan J. Barnes Jr. to call Detective Shane Roland directly at: (732) 449-4500 ext. 1190.

  Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.