New details emerge: Puppy Doe, once named Kiya, was sold to a couple in Worcester. This couple then sold the dog to Czerkawski. Czerkawski was caring for a 95 year old woman who died on the same day Puppy Doe was found. When police investigated the home at Whitwell Street, they found evidence of animal cruelty. There were blood stains in the bathroom, a paw print of blood and fur on carpet and walls that match Puppy Doe, according to the Boston Globe.
Radoslaw Czerkawski, of Poland, has been arrested for the abuse and torture of Puppy Doe. Czerkawski was taken from Connecticut and transported to Quincy, Mass. to face a judge this morning. Bail was set at $500,000. Czerkawski faces 11 counts of animal cruelty.
Czerkawski is in the U.S. on an expired visa. He needed a translator in court.
Puppy Doe had multiple owners and eventually landed in the arms of her abuser, who got her off Craigslist. Czerkawski was said to have kept her in cramped quarters while she was viciously abused for about four months.
Quincy detectives searched his vehicle as well as his Quincy home on Whitwell Street, across from where Puppy Doe was found. Czerkawski was a caretaker for an elderly woman who passed away in August, though nothing suspicious was found about her death.
The case is still under investigation but will probably head to the Grand Jury. There appears to be no motive. Czerkawski faces up to 5 years in prison for each count of animal cruelty, a maximum of 55 years. His passport has been revoked. Pre-trial hearing is set for November 21.
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