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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: July 20, 2012
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
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Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Benjamin Ruiz, acting chief of the Perth Amboy Police Department, announced today that a former youth pastor has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy on numerous occasions more than a decade ago.
Jeffrey Mackintosh (DOB 8/11/65) of Dinah Drive, Phillipsburg, was arrested at his home on July 19, 2012, at 9:15 p.m. on charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
who works as a computer technician, is being held at the
He was arrested during an investigation by Investigator Gregory Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office and Detective Pete Boulieris of the Perth Amboy Police Department.
The investigation began on July 5, 2012, after the 12-year-old boy, 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.
investigation further showed that the sex assaults occurred in a private room
in the church, which at that time was located at
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.
He since has been a member of churches in
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Morris of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3600, or Detective Boulieris of the Perth Amboy Police Department at (732) 442-4400.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Mackintosh are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.