MCSO: Craigslist ad leads to bestiality arrest in Phoenix – The Arizona Republic

A Craigslist ad to “play with a horse” resulted in an arrest on suspicion of bestiality Tuesday, according to a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office statement.
The statement issued Thursday said 22-year-old Donald Waelde, who the Sheriff’s Office said was born male but identifies as female, posted an ad on the Craigstlist website in the “Missed Connections” section.
The ad read: “I want to play with a horse. Simple as that. If you have a horse and I can have access to it….I will do something in return.”
A horse enthusiast browsing the website saw the ad and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies conducted an undercover investigation, and contacted Waelde, who then verified which sexual acts she wished to perform on the horse, the statement said.
They met up on Tuesday in Anthem, and the deputy used a horse from the sheriff’s Mounted Posse as a prop.
Waelde admitted to the ad and her intentions, and was taken into custody, according to the Sheriff’s Office statement. A search warrant of her home was also executed.
The statement attributed Sheriff Joe Arpaio as saying the incident was the fourth case since 2011 where the suspects have have placed a Craigslist ad for bestiality.
Bestiality was made a crime in Arizona law in 2006.


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