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Man arrested after taking flight to engage in "perverted" sex acts with horses

Crime WorldBy Shuki Byrne
Arrest: Crawford took a flight to engage in "perverted" sex acts with horses
Arrest: Crawford took a flight to engage in "perverted" sex acts with horses

Police in the United States have arrested a man who took a flight to engage in "perverted" sex acts with a horse.

Undercover officers lured Michael Crawford (68) to Phoenix after the man posted an advert soliciting horse owners to allow their animals to participate in acts of bestiality, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said.

Police picked up on the ad and decided to engage Crawford in emails and phone calls to ascertain his seriousness. When they established he was genuine they decided to lure him to Arizona so that he be arrested. 

He had expressed graphically via correspondence his desire to get a horse to pee on five of his shirts, along with some other bizarre and sick yearnings. He apparently was going to mail the clothes home to wear in the future. 

"I take this crime seriously," Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said in a statement. "It is part of my office's fight against animal abuse. These animals are not meant to be sex toys for the perverted."

Arpaio said the man was arrested after a 20-month investigation. He admitted to police he had been engaging in acts of bestiality since the 1970s. 

Police say he’s now incarcerated in Maricopa County’s Fourth Avenue Jail on suspicion of a class 6 felony.