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Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012

County: Maricopa

Charges: Felony CTA
Disposition: Alleged

Alleged:
» Shane Walker
» Sarah Dae Walker
» Robert Aucker

Case Updates: 1 update(s) available

A husband, his wife and her lover have been charged with conspiracy to commit bestiality after using Craigslist to find a dog for the wife to have sex with.

Shane Walker and his wife Sarah Dae, who describe themselves as swingers in an open marriage, were arrested after an undercover sting operation.

The couple, and her lover Robert Aucker, were held after they drove out to a pre-arranged location to engage in the unnatural sex.

The two men were to watch while Sarah Dae had sex with the dog.

The trio had been hoping to meet the owner of a Golden Shepherd having spent three weeks corresponding with her over the use of the dog.

But when they arrived at the location in Phoenix, Arizona,they were arrested by detectives.

The owner of the dog had tipped off police about the trio's plans and an undercover officer took her place during the meeting.

Before their arrest the three offered the 'dog owner' the opportunity to take part.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said:'People who do this for enjoyment are a different breed, that's for certain.'

Arpaio, who is known as the toughest sheriff in America over his stand against illegal immigration, said the Walkers had described themselves as 'swingers'.

According to the arrest report Aucker,30, said he had been involved with Sarah for a month and she had expressed her desire to have sex with a dog.

Walker, 38, a flight attendant and his 34 year old wife, a freelance photographer, were charged with conspiracy to commit bestiality.

Last year Sheriff Arpaio wrote to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster after the arrest of two people for using the website to solicit dogs for sex.

Arpaio asked for closer monitoring of the site, but said after the latest arrest: 'I remain extremely disappointed in the leadership at Craigslist.com for refusing to do what they can to stop this.

'While they aren't doing anything to stop it, I will continue to enforce all animal cruelty laws.'


Case Updates

A self-employed photographer and her flight-attendant husband pleaded not guilty Monday morning to conspiracy to commit bestiality, according to a Maricopa County Superior Court official.

Sarah Dae Walker, 33, and Shane Walker, 38, both of Pinal County, were two of three people arrested Feb. 27 after a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office investigation.

Robert A. Aucker, 29, of Gilbert, was also arrested. All three are suspected of using Craigslist to find a dog for the woman to have sex with, according to the sheriff's office.

The three are alleged to have contacted an undercover deputy for the services of a male golden retriever-German shepherd mix.

A sheriff's office spokesman said the Walkers described themselves as "swingers" who enjoy an "open marriage." Aucker told detectives he and Sarah Walker have had a sexual relationship for the last month and that she shared with him dreams of having sex with a dog.

Shane Walker is a flight attendant and Aucker a car salesman, according to a sheriff's office news release. The Walkers are Pinal County residents.

The arrests prompted Sheriff Joe Arpaio to issue a second warning to the head of Craigslist.

"You are essentially providing a platform for the propagation of unconscionable behavior," Arpaio said in a letter to CEO Jim Buckmaster.

Arpaio expressed his disapproval of Buckmaster for failing to make improvements in procedures the sheriff cited in his first letter sent to the CEO on March 15, 2011, after a similar arrest.

Arpaio has asked Buckmaster to re-evaluate his monitoring procedures and policies for the popular website.

The Walkers' next court appearance will be at 8:15 a.m. May 14.
Source: kpho.com - Mar 26, 2012
Update posted on Mar 26, 2012 - 6:40PM 

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