Beaufort Co. fugitive accused of statutory rape back in custody

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says a fugitive accused of statutory rape is back in custody.

Deputies say 30-year-old Paul Emmanuel Tate Jr. disappeared on Aug 10th. That’s when he was scheduled to appear in court. Tate is charged with eight counts of statutory rape and seven counts of other sex offense charges.

According a previous release from the sheriff’s office, Tate was originally arrested in May of 2014. Deputies say his arrest stemmed from a report of a sex offense against a minor at homes in Washington and Bath in March of 2014. As a result of the investigation, warrants were issued for Tate’s arrest.

Deputies tell 9 On Your Side Tate was out of jail on a $100,000 bond. He was reported a fugitive after he failed to show up for a scheduled court appearance.

Tate was taken into custody Tuesday, August 18th in New Haven, Connecticut.

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