Couple pleads guilty to trying to have sex with dog

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PHOENIX -- A Pinal County couple accused of trying to commit bestiality has changed their plea.

Sarah and Shane Walker pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bestiality. They first pleaded not guilty back in March. They are set to be sentenced on August 9.

Sarah, 33, Shane, 38, and Gilbert resident Robert Aucker were arrested back in February after they used Craigslist.com to find a dog to take part in a sex act.

Authorities said Sarah planned to have sex with a male golden shepherd mix while Shane and Aucker watched.

Sarah and Shane Walker previously admitted to detectives that they are “swingers” in an “open marriage.”

Aucker revealed that he had been in a relationship with Sarah for about a month, and she had shared with him her desire to have sex with a dog.

The Walkers spent three weeks emailing an undercover detective pretending to be the dog’s owner. The Walkers and Aucker then drove to an arranged location to meet the dog and commit bestiality.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested the trio before they were able to engage in any sexual activity with the dog.