A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty to raping a child and other crimes after prosecutors said he had filmed 11 different videos of himself raping a 6-year-old boy.
Investigators said William Byers Augusta, 20, live-streamed at least one of the rapes and arranged for a meeting with an HIV positive man in which both of them sexually assaulted the child at the man’s Harrisburg home, PennLive reported.
Byers Augusta pleaded guilty Tuesday to 11 counts of raping a child and a slew of other charges. The rap includes aggravated indecent assault of a child, aggravated assault, possession of child pornography and criminal conspiracy to commit rape of a child.
Cumberland County Senior Assistant District Attorney Nathan Boob described Byers Augusta’s horrific acts in detail during the hearing, according to the news outlet.
Boob said Canadian authorities intercepted the online broadcast of one of the rapes in July 2015 and alerted both federal authorities and police in North Middleton Township, 25 miles west of Harrisburg.
Investigators traced the broadcast to Byers Augusta’s home and immediately secured a warrant. He was arrested July 23.
The videos uncovered on Byers Augusta’s electronic devices included one of him kicking the boy in the stomach, hitting him in the face, choking him and making him perform oral sex, according to Boob.
Byers Augusta forced the boy to perform oral sex while naked with his hands tied behind his back in another video, Boob said. His laptop and other devices also contained 50 child porn images, according to investigators.
Prosecutors said Byers Augusta knew another depraved pedophile named Ira Task, 62, through internet chat rooms. Investigators said they negotiated a sickening rendezvous on Skype then violated the boy at the same time at Task’s home with Byers Augusta filming.
Task has known he is HIV positive since 1994 and he didn’t wear a condom during the rape, according to prosecutors. He received a sentence of 17 ½ to 40 years in June after pleading guilty to rape of a child, conspiracy to commit rape of a child and other charges.
Both he and Byers Augusta face additional charges in a pending federal case, according to PennLive. A judge scheduled Byers Augusta’s sentencing in the Cumberland County case for January.