A man has been arrested by authorities in Phoenix for reportedly prostituting his dog in exchange for having sex with farm animals.
James Allen Darland of Mount Vernon, Wash. was arrested after a months-long investigation into allegations he was actively pursuing this sort of exchange.
According to the sheriff’s office the 56-year-old was busted after an investigator posed as a farmer online. Darland tried to “arrange for sexual liaisons with various farm animals in exchange for sex with his own personal dog.”
“The suspect requested to spend days on the farmer’s property solely for the purpose of having sex with the various animals provided including miniature horses, dogs and goats,” the sheriff’s office added.
Darland admitted he had sex with a neighbor’s horse, dogs and sheep on many occasions while living in Washington. He also said he had sex with customers’ dogs and strays during his 23 years working for a delivery company.
“We clearly confirmed his intentions to commit this crime by statements, recorded phone calls and videos, e-mails and actions witnessed by my detective, leaving no doubt in his mind that Darland fully intended to carry out his perversion by committing the crime of bestiality,” Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.
Darland was arrested on a felony charge of conspiracy to commit bestiality. His dog was taken to the Arizona Humane Society where it will be determined if the canine was sexually abused.