HIV-Positive Homosexual Man Arrested in ‘Depraved’ Drugging, Rape of 6 Year-Old Boy

Freed-compressedNORTH MIDDLETON TWP, Pa. — Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed has spent nearly 20 years as a prosecutor, but he admitted Wednesday that the case involving an HIV positive Harrisburg man arrested for raping a 6-year-old child was difficult to process.

“I’m reminded today that after nearly 20 years as a prosecutor and having seen all manner of the damage that human beings can inflict upon one another, there are still cases that hit the most seasoned police officer or prosecutor in the core of our being,” Freed said during a news conference. “Cases of behavior so calculated, depraved and debilitating to the victim that it makes plain that there are those in our society who will callously inflict evil on our must vulnerable, our children, to serve their own degenerate desires.”

Ira Scott Task, 61, of Harrisburg, was arrested and charged Tuesday with rape of a child, conspiracy rape of a child, two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault of victim younger than 13, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, filming a sex act with a child, conspiracy to film a sex act, dissemination of film of child sex act, criminal solicitation, child pornography, criminal use of communication facility and corruption of minors in relation to an incident that occurred on April 20.

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