Wendell man charged with sexual offense

A 38-year-old Wendell man has been charged with a first-degree sexual offense involving an 8-year-old, according to authorities.

Thomas Tate Jr., of 22 East Maggie Court, was arrested Wednesday on a charge that dates back to December, according to his arrest warrant. Authorities believe he engaged in a sexual act with an 8-year-old on two occasions, the warrant said.

Tate is being held in the Wake County Jail under a bond of $2 million.

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