PLYMOUTH MEETING - On July 23, 2020, the Plymouth Township Police Department initiated an investigation into the sexual assault of a juvenile at the Artisan Nails, 201 Ridge Pike, Plymouth Township. As a result of this investigation, a criminal complaint was filed against the owner of Artisan Nails, James Kit VONG, on November 4, 2020 charging him with the following violations of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code:
18 PACC 3125(a)(1): Aggravated Indecent Assault
18 PACC 3125(a)(8): Aggravated Indecent Assault; Victim is less than 16 years of age
18 PACC 6318(a)(1): Unlawful Contact with a Minor
18 PACC 6301(a)(1)(ii): Corruption of Minors
18 PACC 3126(a)(1): Indecent Assault
On November 4, 2020, James Kit VONG was arrested in the City of Philadelphia. At his preliminary arraignment, VONG was remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000.00 cash bail. On December 1, 2020, a preliminary hearing was held before the Honorable District Judge Francis Bernhardt. District Justice Bernhardt held all charges for County Court and VONG’s bail remains at $250,000.00 cash. He is currently incarcerated at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility.
In addition to his business at Artisan Nails, Plymouth Township, VONG has known associations in Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. As a result of this investigation, it is possible that there are additional victims of VONG that have not been identified. Anyone with information regarding any victims of inappropriate contact with VONG are encouraged to contact the Plymouth Township Police Department, Criminal Investigations Division at 610-279-1901.