June 17, 2011
Placentia, California (The Weekly Vice) - Carmen Iacullo, a 33-year-old California man was jailed after he allegedly tortured his girlfriend's 5-year-old son over the course of several days.
According to Placentia police, Iacullo began abusing his girlfriend's son a few days after he moved in three months ago. He was arrested, however, after that abuse spiraled into a bout of torture that took place over several days.
In the first week of June, Iacullo allegedly began striking the boy frequently with his fists or a wooden kitchen utensil, burned him on the chest with cigarettes and a lighter, stabbed him with scissors and tore his skin with pliers.
Iaculla would also frequent pick the boy up by his genitals and then drop him, causing several injuries to the boy's groin.
Lori Pincus, the boy's 39-year-old mother, was also arrested because she failed to seek medical attention for the boy or report the abuse.
Investigators say Pincus kept the boy home from school so that teachers wouldn't report the abuse and ordered the boy to hide under a bed when Placentia police came by the home to arrest Iaculla for a parole violation.
Pincus also left the boy alone at home while visiting Iaculla in jail.
Police were alerted to the situation when the boy wandered out of the house on June 9, walked down to a gas station and was seen by an acquaintance. The acquaintance reported saw the boy's injuries and contacted police.
"You do not have to know the legal definition of torture to take on look at these pictures and know this child was tortured," said Placentia police Det. Corrine Loomis.
Iaculla was jailed on felony counts of torture, child abuse and corporal injury on a child. Prosecutors plan to add sentencing enhancements for causing serious injury during the abuse. He is being held on a $1 million bond.
Pincus was jailed on charges of child abuse and accessory after the fact. She is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.
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Posted by Danny Vice at 12:34:00 AM
Carmen Iacullo And Lori Pincus - Jailed After 5-Year-Old Boy Is Tortured For Several Days