Pamplico man accused of assaulting minor for 10 months

Tamarquis Antwain Wingate has been charged with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor.

Deputies have arrested Tamarquis Antwain Wingate, 30, of Pamplico and charged him with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor.

From December 13, 2012 to October 1, 2013, Wingate repeatedly sexually abused a victim between the ages of 11 and 14 years, according to investigators.

In an unrelated incident, deputies also charged Wingate with Assault and Battery. He's accused assaulting an adult victim by grabbing the victim's purse and knocking her to the ground in November 2013.

Wingate has been released from the Florence County Detention Center on a $20,000 surety bond.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.