Prosecutor: Area Doctor Charged With Sexual Assault of Patient

An area acupuncture doctor has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his patients, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced on Saturday.

Dr. Jeng cKuan, 57, a Matawan resident who practiced out of Matawan, was charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

On Thursday, Jan. 25, Matawan police 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, 952 Route 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 on Thursday, Feb. 1. He is being lodged at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) pending an initial appearance in Monmouth County Superior Court on Wednesday, Feb. 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, downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app, calling 800-671-4400, or by going to the website at

— Edited press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office