New charges for man accused of raping boy

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William C. Byers Augusta

NORTH MIDDLETON TWP., Cumberland County, Pa. — The man who is accused of raping a boy and live streaming it on the internet is now facing an additional rape charge. William Byers Augusta, 19, was initially charged in October with raping the child and a host of other charges. On Monday, he was charged with another count of rape for his role in setting up a man he met online to have sex with the boy and filming and participating in the assault.

That man, Ira Task, 61, of Harrisburg, admitted to raping the 6 year-old victim. Task also admitted to knowing he was HIV-positive when he raped the boy.

Ira Task

Ira Task

Byers Augusta is already in Cumberland County Prison on $1 million bail for his previous charges. Another $150,000 bail was set in this case. His next court appearance is scheduled for January 4th.


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