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UPDATE: Second Victim Reports Explicit Contact by Toms River Massage Therapist

By rlsmetro on
Toms River

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that as a result of an ongoing investigation, Jonathan Higgins, 28, of Toms River, has been charged -again- with Sexual Assault of another victim.

According to Ocean County officials, police arrested Higgins Friday and charged him with the crimes.

According to the statement released by Ocean County officials, Prosecutor Billhimer alleged 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 a massage on May 21, 2019.

Officials say Higgins was previously arrested and charged with Sexual Assault on June 27, 2019.

Friday'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.

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.