Beaufort County Man Charged With Statutory Rape

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says a man from Bath is charged with sex offense charges involving a minor.

Deputies charged 29-year-old Paul Tate Jr. with six counts of statutory rape of a 13, 14 or 15-year-old by a defendant who is more than 6-years older than the victim.

The sheriff's office began investigating after a report of a sex offense against a minor that occurred at residences in Washington and Bath.

Tate was held in the Beaufort County Detention Center on a $100,000 secured bond.


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