Woman who dodged prison after putting ad on Craigslist for a dog to have sex with is jailed accidentally due to police error
A woman who managed to avoid prison after being convicted of soliciting a dog for sex on Craigslist, spent time in jail over the weekend after she was arrested due to a clerical error.
Sarah Dae Walker, 33, was arrested on Friday by police in Phoenix who claimed that there was a warrant out for her over unpaid fines from a previous run-in with the law.
‘I said, “I’m current on all my fines, this can’t be right,”’ she said. The police officer didn’t believe her, and she was taken into custody.
Sarah Dae Walker was arrested by police in Phoenix who claimed that there was a warrant out for her over unpaid fines from a previous run-in
Husband Shane got 18 months probation on conspiracy to commit beastiality
Walker spent 10 hours behind bars before being told that the whole thing was a mistake and there was no actual warrant for her arrest.
Speaking about her previous run-in with the law, Walker told KASW-TV that she and her husband were trying to get back to normal after their conviction for conspiracy to commit beastiality, an incident which she says 'really ruined our lives.'
Sarah Dae Walker and her husband Shane of San Tan Valley, Arizona appeared in court in August to face charges of conspiracy to commit beastiality after soliciting an undercover deputy for the use of his golden shepherd in June.
The couple, who had an admitted open marriage, were arrested alongside the wife's lover Robert Aucker, 26, after the trio made plans to meet with the dog and its owner at a Mesa Quality Inn.
Sarah Walker was sentenced to 24 months of supervised probation with her husband ordered 18 months under the same beastiality charge.
Both are also prohibited from owning or caring for any animals.
Mr Walker, who was a flight attendant at the time of his arrest, expressed his grief over the incident that he says caused him to lose his job and has laid a sheet of embarrassment on his family.
'If I could turn back time, I wish I could, I can't so I'm trying to move forward in my life,' he told the judge according to KPHO.
His wife offered her own apology saying the embarrassment alone has rocked her.
'I think about my children every day. That is why I'm here. That is why I'm alive,' she said.
Mr Walker told the judge that his wife checked into a behavioral institute right after their arrest.
The Walkers posted a Craigslist ad on February 7 titled, 'Wife looking for K9', according to Maricopa County Superior Court records.
During a number of email exchanges between the couple and the detective, Dae offered sexual favors and they agreed to meet at the Quality Inn in Mesa, which is where they were arrested.
Apology: Mrs Walker apologized in court for her behaviour and said the embarrassment alone has rocked not only her but her children as well
Court records state that Dae, a photographer, admitted to detectives she told both her husband and Aucker she wanted a dog to have sex with her.
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.
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'.
Caught: The wife's lover Robert Aucker, 26, (pictured) was arrested alongside the couple who expected to find the dog advertised, right, in the hotel room
According to the arrest report Aucker said he had been involved with Dae for a month and she had expressed her desire to have sex with a dog.
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.'
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