A 53-year-old business owner was sentenced on Friday morning to three years prison for inappropriately touching several victims who were both customers and employees at his store, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
Brian Young, 53, owner of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, in the Howell Center Shopping Plaza on Route 9, was sentenced after pleading guilty to charges of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact on Oct. 11, 2019. Young will be subject to the provisions of Megan’s Law and parole supervision for life once he is released from state prison.
The case background …
A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Howell Township Police Department was launched in November of 2018 after the Howell Township Police Department received a report that Young inappropriately touched a juvenile victim while inside his business. Following the defendant’s arrest on Nov. 9, 2018, five additional adult victims, who were customers and employees, disclosed Young had also inappropriately touched them at the business.
— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office