A Daytona Beach, Fla. man will go to prison for five years after his neighbors caught him in the act of raping and fondling his eight-month-old pit bull puppy named Coco.

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.

When police were notified and came to Bull's house, they found the puppy chained to a post on the front porch and looking clearly emaciated. Via USA Today:

"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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