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Monmouth County Therapist Charged with Explicit Contact with Two Employees

By rlsmetro on
Monmouth County

FREEHOLD – A Manasquan-based physical therapist was arrested and charged today for events surrounding illegal sexual contact with two former employees, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Police say Mr. Lukas I. DeLorenzo, 35, of Neptune Township, is charged with fourth degree Sexual Contact based on inappropriate sexual touching of both victims over a period of time beginning around September 2019.

The charges stem from incidents where DeLorenzo, under the guise of teaching treatment methods, would inappropriately touch and grope these employees, both at his office in Manasquan and in another location in Brielle.

The investigation is being conducted jointly by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) Special Victim’s Bureau, Manasquan Police Department, and Brielle Police Department.

If convicted of Sexual Contact, DeLorenzo faces a sentence on each count of up to 18 months in state prison.

Investigators are seeking additional information about DeLorenzo’s activities and are concerned about the potential for additional victims.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call MCPO Detective Jose Rodriguez at 732-431-7160, extension 7172 or Detective Kenneth Hamill of the Manasquan Police Department at 732-223-1000, extension 226.