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WICKENBURG, AZ – The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office announced today that they arrested a man for intent to commit bestiality after an undercover investigation revealed his plan to trade his dog in order to have sex with farm animals.
An investigation that began in September led deputies to arrest 56-year-old James Allen Darland of Mount Vernon, Washington.
Monday morning Darland met with an undercover officer where he allegedly offered to trade his dog in exchange for days spent on a farm to have sex with miniature horses, dogs and goats.
Throughout the investigation, MCSO said Darland admitted in emails that he had been having sex with horses, dogs and sheep in the state of Washington. Additionally, deputies said he admitted to working at a package-delivery company for 23 years in which he had sex with customers’ pets while they were gone.
Emails and phone calls in the investigation also revealed Darland allegedly captured stray dogs which he also used for sex, MCSO said.
Monday morning after Darland supposedly spoke about his intentions at the farm, deputies arrested him.
Darland was booked on conspiracy to commit bestiality into the 4th Avenue Jail. Deputies searched for his dog, who was transported to the Arizona Humane Society for evaluation.
In Arizona, bestiality is a class six felony. MCSO reports that this is the ninth bestiality-related arrest by Sheriff’s Arpaio’s Office.