HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Jurors in central Pennsylvania say a man serving decades in state prison after pleading guilty to raping a 6-year-old boy should have to pay the victim $88 million.
A jury in Harrisburg on Tuesday issued the verdict on damages against 62-year-old Ira Scott Task of Harrisburg, who’s serving 17½ to 40 years in prison. The attack at Task’s home was videotaped.
Ben Andreozzi, a lawyer for the now-8-year-old victim, says he’s hopeful that the child will be able to get some financial resources as a result of the verdict, but they may be limited.
The verdict consists of $38 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages.
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