Prosecutor: Physical Therapist Indicted in Criminal Sexual Contact Incidents

A Manasquan-based physical therapist has been indicted on illegal sexual contact charges involving two former employees, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced.

Lukas I. DeLorenzo, 36, of Neptune Township, was indicted on three counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact based on inappropriate sexual touching of two victims in a period of time starting around September 2019.

An investigation conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Bureau and Manasquan and Brielle police, revealed that the charges stem from DeLorenzo, allegedly under the guise of teaching treatment methods, would inappropriately touch and grope these two employees. This allegedly happened at both his office in Manasquan and Brielle.

If convicted of sexual contact, DeLorenzo faces a sentence on each count of up to 18 months in prison, or four and a half years, if convicted on all three counts.

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