Tuscaloosa man charged with rape of a teenager

Tuscaloosa police have charged a 25-year-old man with first-degree rape.

Investigators were called to DCH Northport Saturday in reference to a sexual assault that occurred on Friday, December 27.

The 15-year-old victim told investigators she had been assaulted by James Pate. Pate was charged with first-degree rape and transported to the Tuscaloosa County Jail. Bond has been set at $50,000.