More charges for suspect in kitten torture probe
Jordan Lucas, 28, is accused of torturing a kitten for more than 50 minutes and videotaping himself. Aug. 24, 2012. (CTV)
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, January 24, 2013 1:41PM PST
Last Updated Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:10PM PST
A Vancouver man charged last year over allegations he used a cellphone to videotape himself torturing a kitten now faces more charges.
Jordan Lucas has been charged with two more counts of animal cruelty after another 36 videos of five cats and a mouse being tortured and killed were uncovered.
The tapes were turned over to the British Columbia SPCA by a member of the public who stumbled onto them.
SPCA general manager Lorie Chortyk says the case is extremely disturbing, involving sickening torture and abuse.
Lucas was originally charged when a woman who had purchased a cellular phone found a 50-minute video tape showing only a man's hands abusing a kitten.
Lucas will appear in court on Feb. 4 to face the additional charges.