Ocean County Massage Therapist Charged With Sexual Assault

Jonathan Higgins (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  BRICK – A Toms River man has been charged after sexually assaulting a female customer at his place of work.

  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that 28-year old Jonathan Higgins was charged with Sexual Assault on June 27, 2019.

  Higgins was employed as a massage therapist at the Hand and Stone Massage & Facial Spa in Brick. On June 25, Higgins allegedly sexually assaulted a female patron by penetrating her during a massage session.

  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 urges anyone who feels they might have been 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.