FREEHOLDAn acupuncture doctor who practiced out of Matawan has been criminally charged with sexually assaulting one of his patients, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Saturday.

Dr. Jeng K. Kuan, 57, also a resident of Matawan, was charged with one count of second-degree Sexual Assault and one count of fourth-degree Criminal Sexual Contact.

On Thursday, January 25, 2024, the Matawan Police Department received a report regarding the sexual assault of a female victim who recently had an acupuncture appointment with Dr. Kuan, Clinical Director at the Prosperity Health Center, located at 952 State Highway 34, Suite 207.

An investigation by members of the MCPO Special Victims Bureau and the Matawan Police Department resulted in the arrest of Dr. Kuan without incident on Thursday, February 1, 2024. He is being lodged at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) pending a first appearance in Monmouth County Superior Court on Wednesday, February 7.

Investigators are also 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 to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tip-line at 1-800-671-4400; by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app (available on iOS and Android – https://www.p3tips.com/1182); by calling 800-671-4400; or by going to the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com

The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Carey Huff. Dr. Kuan is represented by Curt J. Geisler, Esq., of Garfield.

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.