Knoxville man charged with raping child under 13

Jacob Tate (source: TBI)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A Knoxville man was arrested Thursday on charges he raped a child under the age of 13.

Jacob Alexander Tate, 20, is charged with rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and contributing to the unruliness of a child. He was taken into custody at his home in Knoxville.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began in February looking into allegations of sexual misconduct with a child under 13 and developed information that it happend in Knox County.

He is being held on $100,000 bond.

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