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HIV-positive mids man jailed in rape of 6-year-old

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 22, 2015 8:37 AM
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(Carlisle) -- An HIV-positive Harrisburg man is jailed on charges he raped a six-year-old child at his residence while another man recorded the incident.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 61-year-old Ira Task, who was arrested Wednesday by North Middleton Township police.

Police say Task's arrest grew out of charges earlier this month against 19-year-old William Byers-Augusta.

He's charged in a separate child rape and child pornography case, and allegedly brought the child to Task's residence on April 20 where the boy was given amyl nitrite, which is an inhaled drug used to intensify a sexual experience.

Byers-Augusta has already waived his right to a preliminary hearing and is awaiting trial.

Police identified Task in one of the other man's videos and say he acknowledged raping the child and told them he's been HIV-positive since 1994.

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  • bhead89 img 2015-10-22 09:24

    The Supreme Court was wrong when they outlawed the death penalty for child rape in 2008. It is absolutely necessary in cases like this one, which you could argue is more heinous than many murders. Why does someone who would so deliberately rape a 6 year old deserve to breathe one more molecule of oxygen?? Sadly, this man clearly didn't fear our system enough to think twice about his actions.

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