NEWARK, NJ — An Ocean County man has had his license to work as a massage therapist permanently revoked for touching a female client inappropriately, state officials announced Thursday.
John R. Popper, 48, of Little Egg Harbor, has been permanently barred from working as a massage therapist in New Jersey, under a final order filed by the state Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy, part of the state Division of Consumer Affairs. The license revocation was announced by the state Attorney General’s office.
Popper was a massage therapist at Hand and Stone Massage & Spa in Somers Point and engaged in inappropriate and unwanted sexual contact with a female client during a massage session, the attorney general’s office said.
Popper was criminally convicted of harassment by offensive touching in Somers Point Municipal Court for placing his hand on a client’s vagina during a massage, state officials said. He originally was