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HUFFINGTON POST – A 56-year-old Washington state man is accused of offering his dog for human sexual purposes in exchange for sex with farm animals in Arizona.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office nabbed James Allen Darland in a sting operation in which a detective posed as a rancher on a bestiality website, the sheriff’s office said in a release.
In emails and phone calls with the detective, Darland allegedly confessed to having sex with his neighbor’s horse, dog and sheep back home, and with dogs he encountered on his route as a package deliveryman, authorities say.
He arranged to spend several days on the rancher’s farm for sex with the resident miniature horses, dogs and goats, according to the release.
The investigation began in September, and concluded Monday when Darland met with the undercover detective to complete the deal.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio said in the release that the detective on the case was certain that Darland “fully intended to carry out his perversion.” Darland was charged with conspiracy to commit bestiality and his dog was taken into care by the Arizona Humane Society.
Darland remains in custody and his next court appearance is Nov. 2, the sheriff’s office told The Huffington Post on Thursday. A spokesman said Darland was the ninth bestiality case the office has handled.