Arizona Woman Donald Waelde Arrested After Posting Craigslist Ad Seeking Sex with Horse
Donald Waelde, a 22-year-old transgender woman, was arrested by Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday.
Detectives said Waelde placed an ad titled “horsey-w4mm” in the ‘Missed Connections’ section of Craigslist earlier this month.
The ad reportedly read: “I want to play with a horse. Simple as that. If you have a horse and I can have access to it….I will do something in return.”
Undercover investigators who contacted Waelde said she wanted to perform oral sex on a horse. After some online conversation, she agreed to meet a detective posing as a horse owner. A horse from the sheriff’s Mounted Posse was used in the operation.
During the meeting, Waelde allegedly confessed to placing the Craigslist ad and admitted she wanted to engage in bestiality. She was subsequently arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit bestiality.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Waelde is the fourth case of bestiality or attempted bestiality involving Craigslist since 2011.
One of those cases involved Shane and Sarah Dae Walker, who were arrested in 2012 after placing a Craigslist ad seeking a group sex session with a friend and a golden shepherd dog.
“Cases like these are tough to talk about, but we will always go after those who commit sex acts with animals,” Arpaio told KTAR.