Arpaio writes third letter to Craigslist following bestiality arrest

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio continues to ask the website Craigslist.com to do a better job of monitoring their content.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says Arpaio sent a third letter to Craigslist.com's CEO and President Jim Buckmaster following last week’s arrest of a man for bestiality.

The suspect in last week’s arrest was allegedly using Craigslist.com to locate animals that he could have sex with.

Sheriff Arpaio first wrote to Buckmaster in February of last year after two people corresponded with an undercover deputy through Craigslist.com and agreed to meet at a hotel to have sex with a dog.

Buckmaster did not respond to Arpaio’s letter.

Buckmaster received a second letter earlier this year after three people were arrested for using Craigslist.com to find a dog for sex acts.

Once again, Sheriff Arpaio did not receive a response from Buckmaster.

All five of the people in the first two cases have been convicted. They all used coded language on Craigslist.com to try to locate animals for sex.

Sheriff Arpaio has offered to sit down with Buckmaster to discuss how to resolve this issue.

Arpaio said he will continue to investigate crimes involving animals, and will look into what action could be taken against Craigslist.com since Buckmaster doesn’t want to cooperate.