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O.C. couple charged in torture case involving 5-year-old boy

June 15, 2011 |  4:11 pm

Carmen Iacullo A Placentia man was being held in Orange County Jail on Wednesday on felony charges that he beat, stabbed and burned a 5-year-old boy with cigarettes.

Carmen William Iacullo II, 33, faces five felony counts connected to the torture, which included stabbing the boy with scissors or pliers and beating him with his fists and a wooden kitchen utensil, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.

Also charged with two felony counts in the case is Lori Louisa Pincus, 39, a girlfriend of Iacullo and relative of the boy who allowed the torture and concealed the crime, the district attorney's office said. She was also being held in county jail.  Lori Pincus

Pincus, a Placentia resident, is accused of failing to seek medical attention for the boy, who had bruises over his entire body and multiple cigarette burns on his chest, authorities said. The boy was turned over to authorities after he was left unattended and was discovered walking on a street.

Iacullo and Pincus were scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.


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Photos: Carmen William Iacullo and Lori Louisa Pincus. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office