Pamplico man charged with criminal sexual conduct, out on bond

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A Pamplico man is out on bond after being charged with engaging in sex acts with a minor, according to the Darlington County Sheriff's Office.

Tamarquis Antwain Wingate, 30, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor and assault and battery.

According to investigators, from December 2012 through October 2013, Wingate repeatedly engaged in acts of a sexual nature with a victim between the ages of 11 and 14 years.

In an unrelated incident, Wingate reportedly assaulted an adult victim by grabbing the victim's purse and knocking her to the ground.

Florence County Sheriff's Office officials arrested Wingate on Friday, April 4.

Wingate posted bond and was released from the Florence County Detention Center, the following day.

The DCSO officials say the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.

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