James Bull, 62, was convicted on "two counts of felony cruelty to animals, misdemeanor animal cruelty charges and misdemeanor sexual activities involving animals," USA Today reports. His neighbors had witnessed him in the act in March.
"She had about 8 inches of free reign, no water, no shelter and no food for her," an affidavit said. The dog showed signs of physical sexual abuse and was "skittish and obviously afraid."
The dog has now been renamed Rose and taken into the custody of an animal rescue group.
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