On Monday afternoon, police in Quincy, Mass., held a news conference announcing details in the arrest which has been made in the "Puppy Doe," animal cruelty case.
According to NECN News, 32-year-old Radoslaw Czerkawski was arrested in New Britain, Conn. on Monday and he will be arraigned on Tuesday.
Czerkawski, a native of Poland, is facing 11 felony counts of cruelty to animals, as well as a charge for misleading investigators; he could be sentenced up to five years in prison.
According to the Patriot-Ledger, Czerkawski has an expired tourist visa and officials have determined that he used to reside on Whitwell Street in Quincy - the area where the tortured, young pit bull was discovered in late August.
Puppy Doe was alive when she was initially found, but her injuries were so severe that she had to be euthanized. The young pit bull had been starved, beaten and stabbed; her abuse was described as "sadistic."
In late September, the necropsy results on the tortured dog were released; the findings confirmed that Puppy Doe had endured ongoing, extensive abuse.
Detectives working on this case have taken their time to ensure that everything has been done right; the chief of police noted that they have taken Puppy's Doe's case "very seriously."
Currently, over 61,000 people from around the world are following the Justice for "Puppy Doe," Facebook page, where updates are continually being added.
Click here to watch the news conference.
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