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Ex-teacher faces child sex charge from 1992

A former Wayne County teacher was arrested Monday and charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile 18 years ago, police said.

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Richard Pate, faces sex charge from 1992
GOLDSBORO, N.C. — A former Wayne County teacher was arrested Monday and charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile 18 years ago, police said.

Richard Allen Pate, 62, of 117 Hines Drive, was charged with statutory sex offense and taking indecent liberties with a minor. He was being held Tuesday in the Wayne County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond.

A police report was filed last month, alleging that Pate sexually assaulted a juvenile in August 1992. Pate was a teacher at Eastern Wayne Middle School at the time, but the alleged victim wasn't a student at the school, police said.

No other details of the case were released.

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