Physical therapist Lukas DeLorenzo has been accused of sexually assaulting 2 ex-employees at COAST Rehab.
Physical Therapist, Owner of COAST Rehab Accused of Groping 2 Employees
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Physical therapist and owner of COAST Rehab Lukas DeLorenzo was arrested on March 12 for allegedly groping two former employees under the guise that he was teaching them treatment methods. The 35-year-old has been charged with sexual contact based on inappropriate touching of a sexual nature.
Both victims reported that DeLorenzo groped them over a time period starting in September 2019. The inappropriate touching is alleged to have taken place at COAST Rehab in Manasquan and at a second undisclosed location in Brielle.
An investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Bureau, and the Manasquan and Brielle police departments remains ongoing.
If convicted, DeLorenzo fees up to 18 months in state prison for each count.
Investigators are concerned that there could be additional victims and are continuing to investigate for more information regarding DeLorenzo’s behavior. Anyone with information regarding this case has been asked to call Detective Jose Rodriguez with the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-431-7160, ext. 7172.