Man charged with torturing Quincy dog due in court Dec. 20

“Puppy Doe,” a young adult female dog found severely injured in August.
Animal Rescue League of Boston
“Puppy Doe,” a young adult female dog found severely injured in August.
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Radoslaw Czerkawski in Quincy District Court in October.

The man accused of torturing a Quincy dog will not return to court until December, officials from the Norfolk District Attorney’s office said Friday.

Radoslaw Czerkawski , a 32-year-old Polish immigrant arrested on 11 counts of animal cruelty and misleading a police investigation, was set to appear in District Court for a pretrial conference next Thursday. But n Nov. 21, but officials said it has been continued until Dec. 20.

“Defendant remains held,” said David Traub, press officer for Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, in an email.


Czerkawski is being held on $500,000 cash bail and a $5 million surety after allegedly beating and torturing a female pit pull in Quincy apartment for months.

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At Czerkawski’s arraignment, Norfolk County Assistant District Attorney Tracey Cusick said the case was probably headed to a grand jury, an arm of the Superior Court.

If Czerkawski was indicted by a grand jury, the district court process would be bypassed and the case would be sent to Superior Court, making any pretrial conference moot.