The illegal immigrant who tortured dog gets prison time, to be deported

In March 6, 2018 file photo, Radoslaw Czerkawski listens to jury selection for his trial on animal cruelty charges in Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham, Mass.


A Polish man who, in Massachusetts, will be deported after he serves 10 years in prison after he beat a dog so bad, that the officials were forced to euthanize.

Radoslaw Czerkawski, 37, was sentenced to 8 to 10 years in prison Tuesday, after he was convicted for animal cruelty.

He is in the United States illegally, the Boston Herald reported.

The dog, nicknamed “Puppy Doe” after it was found, it was bought by Czerkawski on Craigslist in 2013.


Kiya, if the dog was named by her previous owners, was badly beaten in a park with fractures to her skull and ribs, crushing injury to her back, a dislocated shoulder, a puncture wound to the right eye and a split tongue.

BREAKING: the jury found a #Massachusetts man guilty of animal cruelty charges after his dog was found tortured so severely that it had to be completed in 2013. He faced and was found not guilty of intimidation of witnesses costs. #PuppyDoe

— NLECAA (@NLECAA) March 26, 2018

The dog was a month later due to her injuries.

Czerkawski’s lawyer acknowledged his client is the owner of the dog, but said it ran away, and someone else was responsible for the abuse.

The Polish native, who has been in prison on two unrelated larceny charges, also will be deported after he completes his sentences, immigration officials have said. They have already filed a detainer for him after his release.

Czerkawski also was sentenced to two years probation after his release, but Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey said the probationary period would not delay his deportation.

Czerkawski also is excluded from possession or has come in contact with animals, including volunteering at animal shelters, although it remains unclear whether this follow him back to Poland.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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