MATAWAN – A local acupuncture doctor has been arrested and charged for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his patients, officials said.
Dr. Jeng K. Kuan, 57, of Matawan, was charged with one count of second-degree Sexual Assault and one count of fourth-degree Criminal Sexual Contact.
The Matawan Police Department received a report on January 25 from a female victim reporting the sexual assault after a recent acupuncture appointment with Dr. Kuan who is the Clinical Director at the Prosperity Health Center, located at 952 State Highway 34, Suite 207.
Dr. Kuan was arrested without incident on February 1. He is being lodged at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) pending a first appearance in Monmouth County Superior Court on February 7.
Investigators are currently seeking additional information about Dr. Kuan’s activities. Anyone with information is being asked to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Joseph Mason at 800-533-7443 or Matawan Police Department Detective Michael Denino at 732-290-2038.
Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can submit a tip: 800-671-4400 or monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.