N. Middleton man arrested for child rape, pornography

William Byers Augusta (submitted)

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – A Cumberland County man was arrested after police said he raped a 6-year-old boy and distributed a live video of the alleged sex act on the Internet.

William C. Byers Augusta, 18, of North Middleton Township, was charged Friday with rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of a child, and aggravated indecent assault of a child, according to township police.

He additionally was charged with corruption of minors, unlawful contact with a minor, creating child pornography, dissemination of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and criminal use of communication facility.

Police said the arrest came after investigators in Toronto, Canada saw the live video and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security tracked the source as Byers Augusta’s home computer.

Authorities searched the home Thursday and found furniture, bedding and other items were identical to those in the video, charging documents state. A laptop computer on the bed had numerous videos of child sex abuse and was positioned to produce the same camera angle as in the video.

Additionally, police said when Byers was found at his place of employment, he was wearing the same shirt as the abuser in the video, the complaint states.

Byers Augusta was committed to Cumberland County Prison on $150,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled Aug. 3.

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