Man accepts plea deal of 6 years for indecency with a child charge

Tommy Pate, 22, pleaded guilty to a charge of indecency with a child by contact after accepting a deal with the state to serve six years in confinement. 

According to court documents, on April 26, 2014, Pate and a 14-year-old girl attended a party at Super 8 Motel, 410 West Avenue L, where the victim consumed large amounts of alcohol and became intoxicated.

The victim told police Pate gave her and her friend a ride to the party and provided the alcohol. The victim eventually passed out on one of the beds in the motel room. When she woke up, she was not fully clothed and neither was Pate.

Court papers also state that Pate asked the girl her age several times throughout the night and she repeatedly told him that she was 14.

Indecency with a child is a second degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in confinement and a fine up to $10,000.