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Roxbury Man, a Church Youth Leader, Sentenced for Sex Offense

A selfie on Christopher Davault's Facebook page
Christopher DaVault's LinkedIn profile photo
A snip from Christopher DaVault's segment on a 2012 Breakpoint Community Church video

MORRISTOWN, N.J. - A Roxbury man, who served as a youth leader in a Christian church, was sentenced recently to about nine months in jail and four years of probation for engaging in criminal sexual contact, said authorities. 

The man, Christopher Davault, of Landing, pleaded guilty in September to the fourth-degree crime. Police said the 32-year-old man pleasured himself in front of a juvenile "on multiple occasions" between 2012 and 2014 and spoke to the youth about oral sex and masturbation. 

According to his LinkedIn profile, Davault was a youth leader and production coordinator at Breakpoint Community Church on Route 46 in Mount Olive. 

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He was sentenced Dec. 8 by Superior Court Judge Thomas Critchley. The judge ordered four years of probation conditioned upon 270 days in county jail, said Paul Merkler, a spokesman for the Morris County Prosecutor's Office.  

Additionally, Critchley ruled that Davault must be supervised pursuant to Megan's Law, said Merkler, noting a Nicole's Law restraining order against Davault "remains active." 

People convicted of fourth-degree crimes face up to 18 months in prison and fines of up to $10,000. 

Davault was arrested in April. He waived his right to have the case brought to a grand jury, agreeing to plead guilty to an accusation.

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