Matawan Acupuncture Practitioner Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault on Patient

Freehold – Dr. Jeng K. Kuan, a 57-year-old acupuncture doctor residing in Matawan, has been charged with sexual assault and criminal sexual contact of one of his patients, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago on Saturday.

The charges against Dr. Kuan include one count of second-degree Sexual Assault and one count of fourth-degree Criminal Sexual Contact. The incident was reported to the Matawan Police Department on Thursday, January 25, 2024, after a female victim who had recently undergone an acupuncture appointment with Dr. Kuan at the Prosperity Health Center, located at 952 State Highway 34, Suite 207, came forward with allegations of sexual assault.

Following a thorough investigation conducted by the MCPO Special Victims Bureau and the Matawan Police Department, Dr. Kuan was arrested without incident on Thursday, February 1, 2024. He is currently being held at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) and is scheduled to make his first appearance in Monmouth County Superior Court on Wednesday, February 7.

Authorities are urging anyone with additional information about Dr. Kuan’s activities to come forward. Detective Joseph Mason of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office can be contacted at 800-533-7443, while Detective Michael Denino of the Matawan Police Department can be reached at 732-290-2038.

To maintain anonymity, individuals who possess information about the crime can submit a tip to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers through various channels. They can call the confidential telephone tip-line at 1-800-671-4400, use the free P3 Tips mobile app available on iOS and Android, or visit the website at

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

It is important to note that despite the charges, every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a trial where the defendant is afforded all the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.

In an unrelated image, a photograph of Dr. Kuan was included in the article.

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