A local business owner has been sentenced to three years in state prison for inappropriately touching several individuals who were customers and employees at his store, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
Brian Young, 53, the owner of Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More, Howell, was sentenced on Jan. 10 by state Superior Court Judge Jill Grace O’Malley, sitting in Freehold.
Young pleaded guilty to charges of third degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth degree criminal sexual contact before state Superior Court Judge Dennis R. O’Brien on Oct. 11, 2019, according to the prosecutor’s office.
Young will be subject to the provisions of Megan’s Law (sex offender registration) and parole supervision for life upon his release from state prison.
A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit
and the Howell Police Department was launched in November 2018 after Howell
police received a report that Young had inappropriately touched a juvenile while the juvenile was in his business.
Following Young’s arrest on Nov. 9, 2018, five adults who were customers and employees of the business disclosed that Young had also inappropriately touched them at the business, according to the prosecutor.