Bestiality arrests have Arpaio scolding Craigslist again

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Recent arrests of three people on charges of conspiracy to commit bestiality sparked Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday to issue a second warning to the head of Craigslist.

"You are essentially providing a platform for the propagation of unconscionable behavior," Arpaio said in a letter to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster.

Arpaio chided Buckmaster for failing to make improvements in procedures the sheriff cited in his first letter sent to the Craigslist CEO on March 15, 2011.

"Your refusal to even respond to my communication reads volumes," Arpaio wrote. "Craigslist's lack of concern for the public's well being and refusal to improve the responsibility with which it operates is inexcusable."

Arpaio implored Buckmaster to re-evaluate his monitoring procedures and policies.

A married couple and a friend arrested on Feb. 27 used Craigslist to find a dog for the woman to have sex with, according to Arpaio. The three allegedly contacted an undercover deputy for the services of a male golden shepherd canine mix.

Shane Walker, 38, and Sarah Dae Walker, 33, both of Pinal County and Robert A. Aucker, 29, of Gilbert were arrested, according to Sgt. Brandon Jones of the sheriff's office.

Each was booked into jail on one count conspiracy of bestiality-sexual contact with an animal.

In Arpaio's letter to Buckmaster, the sheriff said "this represents a felony offense in the State of Arizona and the fifth arrest my agency had made for this violation."

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