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Man charged with rape after teen reports sex assault in Northport

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James Michael Pate. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office James Michael Pate. Source: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office
NORTHPORT, AL (WBRC) -

Tuscaloosa County authorities have charged a 25-year-old man with rape after he allegedly assaulted a teenager in Northport on Friday.

Investigators with the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit went to DCH in Northport to speak with the 15-year-old female victim around 2 p.m. on Dec. 28.

The victim told Tuscaloosa County investigators that she was sexually assaulted by an ex-family member, James Pate, on Dec. 27. Authorities say the assault happened in the 5400 block of Pinedale Drive in Northport.

Pate was booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a first degree rape charge on Dec. 28. He has bonded out of jail on a $50,000 bond.

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