Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 288(b)(1) PC & 288(a) PC
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288(b)(1) PC & 288(a) PC
5000 Block N. State St.
When: Date: 08/02/12 Time: 2040 hrs.
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Victim #1: Juvenile Female 13 Ukiah, Ca.
Victim #2: Juvenile Female 9 Ukiah, Ca.
Suspect Info:        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Michael Tate 51 Ukiah, Ca.
Written by: Sergeant Mike Dygert
Synopsis: On 08/02/12 at about 2040 hrs., Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to contact two female juvenile victims and their parents who wanted to report a sexual assault.

Deputies contacted the reporting parties and it was reported that on 08/01/12 the 9 year old female victim was inside the suspects residence to visit one of Tate's children. Tate engaged in an inappropriate sexual conversation with the victim. Tate then forcefully grabbed the victim and began unlawful sexual touching of the victim while forcefully holding her against her will. The victim was able to free herself from Tate's grasp and left the residence.

The 13 year old female victim reported on 8-2-2012 she was outside near Tate's residence. Tate lured the victim into his home. Once the victim was inside the residence Tate closed and locked the front door. Tate began an inappropriate sexual conversation with the victim and grabbed her and attempted to hug the victim against her will. The victim pushed Tate away and was able to leave the residence with out Tate stopping her.

Later that evening Deputies contacted Tate and arrested him for the listed charges. Tate was incarcerated at the Mendocino County jail with bail set at $100,000.00.

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