A Placentia man is in jail today for allegedly torturing his girlfriend's five year-old son. The boy's mother is also in jail for failing to report the crimes or seek medical treatment for her son.
Carmen William Iacullo II, 33, is accused of stabbing the little boy with scissors, burning him in the chest with cigarettes, and picking him up by his genitals and dropping him to the ground, reports ABC 7. He is being held on $1 million bail. The official charges are torture, child abuse, and bodily injury to a child, according to KTLA. The boy's mother, Louis Pincus, is charged with "child abuse and accessory after the fact" for failing to put a stop to the violence, hiding the boy from school and police, and neglecting to seek medical help for her son.
The abuse is suspected to have occurred in the first week of June. Iacullo, a parolee, was arrested by police for an unrelated drugs charge and sent to jail for a parole violation. When police arrested him, Pincus told her son to hide under the bed so they would not see his injuries, according to a press release from the Orange County District Attorney's office. The next day, when Pincus visited her boyfriend in prison, the little boy was left at home alone and found roaming the streets. By chance, one of Pincus' friends saw him at a nearby gas station and called the police.
This is not Iacullo's first violent crime charge. From the OC District Attorney's office: "He also faces sentencing enhancements for a prior strike conviction for felony battery in 2006 and prison priors for child abuse in 2002 and possession of methamphetamine for sale in 2003."