HIV-positive man pleads guilty to raping 6-year-old boy

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Ira Task

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa- A Harrisburg man accused of raping a 6-year-old boy plead guilty in court on Tuesday to charges of rape of a child and other related offenses.

Ira Task, 62,  arranged the rape through 19-year-old William Byers-Augusta, of North Middleton Township. Byers-Augusta is also charged with child rape and creation of child porn after he  live streamed video on the internet of his own sexual abuse of the victim.

Court documents state the rape occurred on  April 20, 2015, at a Task’s home on North 2nd Street in Harrisburg.

William C. Byers Augusta

William C. Byers Augusta

Text messages on Byers phone showed that he had  planned and delivered the victim to Task at his home.

Police say the video shows Task drugging the child with an inhalant, both men abusing him, and then Task raping him.

Task admitted to raping the boy  and also admitted to knowing he was HIV-positive when he raped the boy.

Task’s sentencing is set for June 6.