PERTH AMBOY — A former youth pastor was sentenced Friday to serve 10 years in a New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy on numerous occasions more than a decade ago, Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced.
Jeffrey Mackintosh, 48, of Phillipsburg, also was ordered to register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and must undergo community supervision for the rest of his life.
Superior Court Judge Michael A. Toto imposed the sentence after Mackintosh pleaded guilty on July 31, 2013 to a count of aggravated sexual assault under an agreement reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Pilone.
Mackintosh, who had worked as a computer technician, was arrested at his home on July 19, 2012 during an investigation by Detective Pete Boulieris of the Perth Amboy Police Department and Investigator Gregory Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation began on July 5, 2012, after the victim, now an adult, contacted the Perth Amboy Police Department.
The investigation determined that Mackintosh, while serving as youth pastor at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, repeatedly sexually assaulted the boy between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2000.
The investigation further showed that the sex assaults occurred in a private room in the church, which at that time was located at 282 King Street in Perth Amboy. The church since has relocated in Perth Amboy, and the building on King Street was demolished years ago.
Mackintosh, who served as youth pastor between 1993 and 2004, was responsible for church-sponsored youth activities such as sporting events and trips to shopping malls.
He was not affiliated with the church when it relocated.
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