Shane and Sarah Dae Walker -- the couple Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says was trying to find a dog to "fornicate" with -- pleaded not guilty today to conspiracy to commit bestiality.
The Walkers, along with 29-year-old Robert Aucker, are accused of using Craigslist to find a dog to have sex with Sarah Dae Walker, while her husband and friend watched -- or possibly more.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, an undercover MCSO detective responded to a Craigslist ad posted by the Walkers.
"Wife looking for a K9," the headline to the Craigslist ad said.
The sheriff's office says all three of the suspects showed up to the predetermined location, where they met an undercover detective and his male Golden Shepherd mix.
And a grand total of zero people and animals got laid.
The three were arrested, and the sheriff's office says they admitted the plan was for Sarah Walker to have sex with the dog.
They each went on to say it was possible that her husband, Aucker, and the undercover deputy would join in at some point, according to the documents.
Aucker also 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," the sheriff's office said.
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That marked second alleged dog-sex plan busted up by the MCSO using Craigslist, since two men -- one of them an elementary school teacher -- were arrested in a plot similar to the above-mentioned trio.
At the time of the arrests of Aucker and the Walkers, Arpaio declared that those who enjoy bestiality "are a different breed, that's for certain."
The arrests led to Arpaio writing a bestiality-themed letter to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster -- again.
Arpaio claimed Buckmaster is "essentially providing a platform for the propagation of unconscionable behavior" in his second letter, neither of which have drawn a response from the Craigslist chief.