The man, Christopher DaVault, 31, also has tattoos of a cross on his stomach and an ichthys (Jesus fish) on his chest, according to an arrest report filed by Roxbury Police.
In his LinkedIn profile, DaVault says he serves as a youth leader and production coordinator for Breakpoint Community Church. The church, on Route 46 just east of Hackettstown, is a fundamentalist Christian organization that “exists to lead people to the point in their lives where they daily desire Christ more than the World,” according to its website.
Roxbury Police have not revealed the actions by DaVault that led to their charges. On the same day he was charged in Roxbury, DaVault was also charged, by Mansfield Township police, with criminal sexual contact, according to an arrest record provided by that department.
Mansfield police were more forthcoming about the case. They said they began investigating DaVault on March 29 when they were told by a juvenile that DaVault “had pulled his pants down on multiple occasions, pleasured himself in front of him, and spoke to him about oral sex and masturbation from 2012 through 2014.”
The incident, or incidents, that led to the Roxbury charges took place on Jan. 22, according to the Roxbury arrest report. The location in Roxbury of the alleged crime – which was investigated by Roxbury Police Det. Jack Niemynski - was redacted from the report to protect the identity of the victim, said Roxbury Township Clerk Amy Rhead.
DaVault, who could not be reached for comment, works as a communications director for Pinnacle Foods of Parsippany, according to police and his LinkedIn page. On the page, DaVault says he took the Pinnacle job six months ago. He describes his role there as leading “external communications and crisis management” for the company.
DaVault also says, on LinkedIn, that he serves as chief communications officer for 127 Global, a Hope, N.J. organization that says it fights childhood poverty and hunger around the world. 127 Global’s CEO, Bart Young, is the lead pastor at Breakpoint Church, according to the 127 Global website. The site says Young’s wife, Maryanne, is the organization’s secretary-treasurer
Messages left for officials at both Breakpoint Community Church and 127 Global were not returned.
DaVault has a master’s degree in public administration from Virginia Polytechnic and State University, according to his online profile. Prior to working for Pinnacle, he worked for Mars Global Chocolate and for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., says the profile.
A cached version of an online wedding registry shows a July 3, 2016 wedding day was in the works for DaVault and a local woman. The registry has been taken offline. Several messages left with the woman were not returned.
Accompanied by a lawyer, DaVault turned himself in on Tuesday and was initially placed in the Morris County jail in lieu of $35,000 bail, said police. He posted the required 10 percent and was released the same day, according to the jail.