Toms River Massage Therapist Charged Again for Going Too Far with Female Clients


Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced today that as a result of an ongoing investigation, Jonathan Higgins, age 28, of Toms River, has been charged again with Sexual Assault of another victim, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2c(1). Higgins was arrested yesterday, August 2, 2019, in connection with a separate incident that occurred with another victim on May 21, 2019.

Prosecutor Billhimer alleges that 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 May 21, 2019. Higgins was previously arrested and charged with Sexual Assault on June 27, 2019. Yesterday’s arrest was a result of a continuing investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Brick Township Police Department.

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Higgins was arrested and processed at Brick Township Police Headquarters. Higgins was 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.

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