The 12 counts of animal cruelty include starvation, willful abandonment, right eye stab wound, two deep nose injuries, cut to the tongue, multiple fractures to the head and spine, fractured ribs, front and back leg injuries and burn wounds. Injuries occurred over a period of time as they were each in different stages of healing.
Czerkawski also faces one count of misleading police and he is expected to face additional charges regarding theft and fraud.
Puppy Doe's representative requested no bail be set for Czerkawski because U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would not detain him for a criminal case. He would be immediately deported to Poland.
The court room erupted when the Judge set no bail. Czerkawski will remain detained in the U.S. until he faces the 12 counts of animal cruelty and one count of misleading police. Due to additional charges expected, a pretrial conference date will be set in February to give the ongoing investigation enough time.
Each animal cruelty count carries up to 5 years in prison, the misleading police charge carries up to 10 years in prison plus any additional charges being sought. Potentially, Czerkawski could see life in prison.
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