Washington man arrested in Arizona for allegedly trying to have sex with farm animals

WICKENBURG, Ariz. -- A 56-year-old Mount Vernon, Wash., man has been arrested in a police sting for allegedly trying to arrange sexual sessions with various farm animals, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

The man contacted an undercover Maricopa County sheriff's detective through a popular website to arrange for sexual liaisons with farms animals in exchange for sex with his pet dog,  the sheriff's office said.

The Washington man was arrested Tuesday morning when he met with an undercover detective posing as a farmer and as the owner of several farm animals in the Wickenburg, Ariz., area, the sheriff's office said.

The man offered the "farmer" his dog for sexual purposes in trade for being allowed to have sex with the farm animals, the sheriff's office said.

The man wanted to spend days on the farmer's property, solely for the purpose of having sex with miniature horses, dogs and goats, the sheriff's office said.

He admitted to detectives that he has been having sex with his own dog and also his neighbor's horse, dogs and sheep in Washington state, the sheriff's office said.

He was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on charges of conspiracy to commit bestiality, a Class 6 felony, and his dog was seized and transported to the Arizona Humane Society for evaluation to determine whether the animal had been sexually abused, the sheriff's office said.

He is not being named because he has not yet been formally charged.