People being busted for soliciting sex from undercover officers is a fairly common occurrence; getting caught trying to get frisky with an undercover police dog is an entirely different animal. According to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, police arrested Mesa, Ariz., man James Naylor, 47, Monday following a two-month investigation. On June 16, deputies responded to an ad posted by Naylor, in which he allegedly sought a dog for sexual gratification. In his ad, entitled “Bottom need hung tops — M4M — 40 (Mesa),” Naylor appeared to be interested in sex with men, but added that he was ”willing to try hung K9 5 fun too,” according to a probable cause statement. A detective from the animal crimes unit ”made arrangements to meet with Naylor at hotel for the purpose of Naylor having sex with a dog.” Naylor was arrested on a charge of conspiracy to commit bestiality.
Last week, a Maricopa county couple was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to soliciting a dog for sex on Craigslist. Shane and Sarah Dae Walker were accused of posting an ad entitled ”Wife looking for K9.” According to the Walkers, they did not post the ad and only pleaded guilty to put their legal ordeal to an end. They run a blog in which they profess their innocence and discuss the difficulties they’ve faced since their February arrest.