James Naylor -- one of the men busted in recent months in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Craigslist bestiality stings -- was sentenced this morning to 18 months on probation.
An MCSO detective found a post from Naylor on the website seeking some "hung tops," which also noted he was "willing to try [a] hung K9" too. He eventually got in trouble for the latter half.
According to court documents previously obtained by New Times, the two-month nvestigation started on since June 16, when Naylor posted the ad titled, "Bottom need hung tops -- M4M -- 40 (Mesa)."
In the bottom of the post, Naylor added, "Willing to try hung K9 4 fun too," according to a probable-cause statement.
A detective from MCSO's animal crimes unit started e-mailing back-and-forth with Naylor, which continued until mid-August, according to the documents.
Eventually, the detective "made arrangements to meet with Naylor at hotel for the purpose of Naylor having sex with a dog," the documents state.
Naylor told the detective he'd be showing up to the Quality Inn & Suites hotel in Mesa wearing an Arizona State University t-shirt, and sure enough, MCSO says Naylor showed up in a yellow ASU wrestling tee.
After his arrest, Naylor admitted being the one who was corresponding with the detective via e-mail, but said "he was curious and that he was just there to watch," according to the court documents.
The arresting detective notes in the court documents that "none of his emails mentioned just watching."
When Naylor was confronted about the pair of condoms in his pocket, the detective writes that "he insisted that he had been carrying them with him for nearly a year because he had not had sex with his wife for approximately a year."
Naylor was the sixth person since February 2011 to be arrested by MCSO for trying to find a hot dog on Craigslist -- including New Times' "Best Attempted Foursome" of 2012.
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As is typically the case, Sheriff Joe Arpaio busted out the typewriter to type up an angry letter to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster. Arpaio has never mentioned actually getting a response from Buckmaster.
"Sheriff Arpaio says he will continue to investigate these types of violations involving animals, and also research what action could be taken against Craigslist, especially since the CEO/President refuses to cooperate," an MCSO press release said at the time.
As expected, no action has been taken against the website.