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

“Puppy Doe,” a young adult female dog found severely injured in August.
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“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.

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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.