Fidel Lopez, 52, was given the maximum penalty allowed for his offense, Multnomah County Judge Angel Lopez said, according to KOIN-TV in Portland.
"If it could have been more, I would have gladly given you more," the judge said.
Lopez admitted to investigators to sexually assaulting the dog, a Lhaso Apso mix named Estrella. Estrella’s owner took her to a veterinarian in November 2018 after suspecting she had been abused, the station reported. Lopez knew the owner and admitted to investigators to abusing the dog.
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In addition to jail time, Lopez will remain on probation for three years, was fined $500, cannot possess a dog for 15 years and must undergo treatment for those convicted of animal abuse.