Sarah Walker Urges Any Victims of Lee Lubonne to Come Forward; Talks About Experience

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Sarah Walker
Sarah Walker's doing a rare and brave thing -- going public as an alleged victim of a sexual assault.

Walker wants any people who believe they're also victims of Lee Lubonne -- the self-described "sex pig" currently jailed on suspicion of two sexual assaults -- to come forward to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. MCSO has said Lubonne, a 44-year-old father of two, "may" be a suspected serial sexual predator, and detectives have said there's a "possibility" more victims are out there.

With that, Walker also tells New Times about her unusual story up to this point, which began with drawing the ire of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Walker was arrested in February, along with her husband and another man, in an undercover MCSO bestiality bust publicized by Arpaio in one of his infamous press releases -- which has since been removed from MCSO's online archives.

Walker says when she found out what she was being accused of, she asked one of the deputies whether he'd be feeding the story to the media.

"He put his hands up and said, 'Well it won't be me that puts it in the news,'" Walker says.

Walker and her husband have pleaded not guilty, and Walker explained the circumstances surrounding the case, maintaining her innocence.

After her arrest, though, she says she and her family became the targets or ridicule and degradation from her neighbors, her friends, and strangers across the country -- even strangers from other countries. Walker and her husband lost their jobs, and were forced to relocate their kids.

"It seems that just when I thought I could endure no more, and had lost everything, I was wrong," she says. "I was finally targeted and raped by someone who saw my news story and judged my life. The man of course posed as a client and contacted me...through my [photography website]. I was happy to get any kind of work to make ends meet. It was one of the first times in three months that I had left the house by myself. I had become recluse and rarely left my house. Once again, I was faced with the unimaginable...an event where I was again terrified, scared, humiliated and degraded."

Walker says she was brutally sexually assaulted, and eventually got away by telling her alleged attacker, Lubonne, that her ankle monitor would lead the cops straight to him.

Still, Lubonne almost got away with it -- and possibly another sexual assault, which detectives say was committed against a 15-year-old girl in March -- because of Walker's apprehension to dealing with MCSO again:

"I was extremely afraid to come forward to law enforcement. I had such a traumatic previous experience with the sheriff's office (rude degrading officers) and told my husband I didn't think I could report it. I was on my way home and crying, not knowing what to do. I felt terrified of being treated with any level of scrutiny or disrespect. When I called 911, I only made it part way into the conversation before hanging up out of fear. I had decided to live with it privately. When I pulled into my driveway, the cops were there waiting. They had found my address from the phone call and came to check on me. At that point, it took a kind, supportive officer to reassure me I would not be traumatized again. I agreed to invasive forensic testing and lengthy interviews in order to bring the man to justice. In the end, when I found there was another victim and possibly more, I was so happy I had the courage to speak out. I felt for the first time something good had come out of utter disaster.

Walker wants us to make it clear that she says she was treated very respectfully and sensitively by MCSO sex-crime detectives, unlike her previous encounter with the boys in beige, when she was the suspect.

While she certainly doesn't blame Arpaio or MCSO for what happened -- Lubonne's an alleged rapist either way -- she did make some get it together comments, speaking to Arpaio's lust for publicity.

"I suppose Joe's agenda at that time was making a statement to Craigslist," she said, speaking of Arpaio taking the opportunity with her case to write letters to the CEO of Craigslist. "Too bad an entire family has now been devastated for his own gratification and media whoring."

Certainly, no one wanted things to turn out the way they did, but Walker's trying to make something positive happen out of it.

"I have learned to reach out to rape victims that are filled with hurt and shame," she says. "I have shown my face to encourage women that there is nothing to be ashamed about as a victim. I am determined to make something good come out of the 'disaster" of my recent life."

A Sheriff's Office spokesman told us Tuesday afternoon that no one else had come forward claiming to be a victim of Lubonne, and it appears MCSO told the Arizona Republic the same thing yesterday -- although the Sheriff's Office says a few people have come forward with information about the case.

If you do have information or believe you're a victim of Lubonne, hit up the Sheriff's Office at 602-876-1011. Some people would appreciate it.

"I do support the purpose of the media in this case and hope more victims come forward," Walker says. "I have shown my face in order to send the message that there is no shame in being a victim of sexual assault, and that most importantly it needs to be reported immediately for them to gather enough evidence."


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58 comments
6461220
6461220

Bitch fucking deserved it.

nicmart
nicmart

Sarah Walker seems to have an endless supply of courage.

FuckSarahDaeWalker
FuckSarahDaeWalker

Was hoping to see more about her fucking dogs.  Did we all forget that she boned a FUCKING DOG????  What a sick bitch.  She completely deserved what she got.  I hope she loses her ugly children.  

Def
Def

did he give it to her doggy style?

Gregrose207
Gregrose207

This type of thing happen all the time the media will go after a story and make it big and convict a person before the trial happens and the people watching only know what the media gives them, people dont believe it happens but it happens all the time, I went through such a case and since i didnt take the offer for me to pled guilty and they would dismiss the case, I fought it and battle for my honor, the end of my story was over $80000. and a 9 year legal battle,while i have my honor i no longer have a retirment or any savings,as i walked out of the court the court baliff stopped me and told me about reading about my story in the paper and that he would never believe the media again, i pray you do what best for you and your family, media will forget about you! 

Marcy
Marcy

Just make sure if you contact the MCSO about a sexual assault you don't tell them you live in El Mirage.  Tell them you live near Sun City and they'll get right on it.  Another thing, if you name is Maria tell them your name is Mary and if you have a Spanish accent consider having an anglo friend call in the complaint.

Jeremy Torbet
Jeremy Torbet

Where was her pimp while all this was going on?

Broski Love
Broski Love

anyone else notice she is wearing what appears to be a dog collar and tag?

John West
John West

Can't help but wonder if removing public records from an online archive might constitute suppression of evidence.

Excellent article.

Thank you.

helentroy4
helentroy4

It would be very difficult for me, as a woman who was raped, to dare to come forward. I don't trust the MCSO as a whole (I am sure there are very dedicated and decent folks who are a part of it... just don't trust the MCSO's "machine"). The department has so many uninvestigated and unsolved cases that they've blown off in favor of paying Jerome Corsi's bills in Hawai'i... who in their right mind, if possible, would want to enter that rat's nest and snake pit. Especially if they have been able to go forward in their life after being sexually assaulted.

In no way do I mean this to demean Ms. Walker's bravery in coming forward and speaking out. It would not surprise me at all if this 'sex pig' specifically chose and raped women who he thought would not speak up or speak out for a variety of reasons.

Somewhere I believe I read that the 'sex pig' had electronic equipment confiscated by the MCSO. This perv certainly has kept 'trophies' and let's see if the MCSO can make sense of what they took and can reach out transparently if they find more victims.

PeeOnTea
PeeOnTea

“We do not attract what we want, but what we are.” James Allen.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

...and my comments have been callous and lacked sensitivity. I am sorry, Mrs Walker. May your recovery be swift and complete.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Thanks for the update. I hope she can overcome the garbage in her life. She has to really want to though before it will ever even begin to happen.

cutegurl20012005
cutegurl20012005

@FuckSarahDaeWalker  You sound stupid, what she did was wrong w/ a dog or any animal is wrong but your out right hatred is worst


Romp
Romp

You're a prick and should be bitch slapped vigorously.

YourProductSucks
YourProductSucks

Her pimp was vigorously cornholing you while all this was going on.

Quist
Quist

As a member of her extended family, it makes me sad to see you here Jeremy, attacking instead of supporting. Im shocked you would even do this openly using your real name. You should be ashamed. The comment and lack of decency really shows something about your character.

Esquire
Esquire

Trashing a rape victim...now thats class. It's people like you that bring us all disgrace...I'd love to see men like you get raped and see if you'd have half the humanity to do what this woman did. She got a repeat rapist off the streets. End of story, you loose.

Marc
Marc

You sir, appear to be an ignorant ass without a shred of character. Go troll somewhere else. I'm sure you'd love to rape her too.

Anne
Anne

Typical man. Can't even recognize it's a Tiffany necklace...now THAT is a shame.

Norberto
Norberto

Maybe.  Or it might be an acknowledgement of some wrong-doing by the sheriff's office.  they've been know to harass people they arrest.  Sounds like they handled her arrest really inappropriately ... which is not surprising seeing how they've even killed people in their custody from mistreatment.  Sounds like it's pretty out of control down at MCSO.

Straight Talk
Straight Talk

Sorry, but acts of violent crime are not because the victim attracted them. Your comment doesn't really fit here. Bad things happen to good people all the time. Horrible logic.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Great gesture YPS,very nice !

david saint
david saint

very cool of you....takes a real man to apologize. 

Lone Wolf
Lone Wolf

 I give Sarah Walker alot credit on this. Despite the fact that when you got a (or a few) cold heartless pig[s] from the MCSO, scolding and admonishing Walker for being a rape victim via the escort service. You got a douchebag from the MCSO literally blaming her it. Should any future/potential victims who come forward who were also in the escort business. According to *your* butt-boy YPS, they are at fault for being a rape victim.

Some logic, eh?

david saint
david saint

it took guts do stand up like she is, despite all the negativity with the dog case. I for one hope she meets some decent people that help and support her moving forward. I know im recommending her to some friends with upcoming weddings. I also hope she sues the crap out of MCSO, due to them already having a witness to a prior sex crime yet they didnt arrest him, thus allowing Sarah to be his next victim.  Its not like they have a remotely decent track record of investigating (75% cleared by exception ring a bell).  

Jeremy Torbet
Jeremy Torbet

You speak of character yet you address me by name while remaining anonymous.  You use the words shame and decency while having no idea what vile and disgusting things Sarah has said to my wife and about her over the past three months.  She holds my wife responsible for why her children were removed by authorities when the reality is she had nothing to do with it.  I would be happy to share with you the multiple emails, texts, and facebook messages where she harasses and threatens my wife and family.  I have already taken time out of my week to share them with the authorities’ so I would be more than happy to take the time to share them with you.  I am not bothered over your sadness for my lack of support for her.  I stand beside and support my wife.  I am not hiding.  If you would like to discuss this in a more private forum as I’m sure you would not like additional private information to be posted on public site feel free to contact me.

Marcy
Marcy

 I take it that means your not a real man David being as you know so much about not saying your sorry?

A Real Lady
A Real Lady

Thats because 90% of American men are not real men. thats why none of them ever say im sorry. its really not that hard to say. put down your macho male egos and say it boys.

Cosmo
Cosmo

You're comment is all wrong. No one in mcso blamed her for the crime, and no escort service was involved. What story did you read? She's a photographer and is being supported by the the MCSO detectives. She makes it clear in her statement above that she has been treated well by MCSO in regards to the rape case. I think I read a comment somewhere that Robert Auckers wife (heather Aucker) has been all over the forums here saying she's an escort who deserved to be raped. It's amazing what people will do even after a person has suffered a violent crime. Walker comes forward, risking further exposure to help victims. Of course there will be someone out there to be low enough to continue to harass. She just got someone off our streets and at least deserves the above article...well done Matt.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Obviously you didn't read the post below from Yps.....don't be a douche  bag unless you have all the facts.

I have already commended Ms. Walker on coming forward so if you or others haven't acknowledged that ...... not my problem.

david saint
david saint

why do you feel the need to pick on Eleanor, make you feel tough to pick on a female? Im right here....

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

I work on it daily....and I have for years....but then there are jerks like you who think that you can tell me what to do, call me names and many other nasty things....so I always have the reminder that there is still more garbage to be taken out.

Jim
Jim

  HAVING GUTS IS COOL MAN!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

David, we already know resource management is not one of the stronger attributes of the MCSO shurf. It seems he deems it more important to try to vilify the President of the United States, using the MCSO posse and at least one certified deputy, than to assign personnel to real criminal activity happening in Maricopa County, Arizona. 

That said, however, a civil action in this matter might only proceed if intent or severe negligence could be proven. Based on what I've read up to at this point I'm not sure this would be an actionable cause.

disclaimer: This is strictly my lay opinion and I have no law school knowledge or experience as a law clerk or lawyer.

Gfrs
Gfrs

How about what she has done to her own kids?

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

I get a feeling this guy is talking about her husband.... what do you think?

Quist
Quist

I don't need to see the emails. Most of us are aware of what you did to her family, and specifically to the kids. I'm not sure if I could control myself as much as she has in the same situation. Im quite sure she has a long way to go before her actions stoop to your level. Hopefully you will see it is wise of you to move on at this point and leave this family alone.

Soho
Soho

Way to go Einstein. Anyone can easily look you up with your unusual name. Perhaps someone here can personally educate you on what a rape experience is like.

Checkmate
Checkmate

Omg...you have a point there. He should be ripe for litigation by now.

Allen Rees
Allen Rees

Well Jeremy, one thing is obvious, if she was "harassing"you as you claim, at least it wasn't in a public online forum. FAIL.

Given her current scenario and your presence here indicating she's a prostitute, I'm going to take a wild guess and say she's probably not the one doing the harassing at this point....
Lol "hi everyone my name is Jeremy Torbet and I'm here to call the victim a prostitute then slam her some more, and gosh darn I'm the one being harassed!" Lololol

Henry B.
Henry B.

Good luck with this Jeremy. You just outed yourself and committed public slander, number one by posting the pimp remark and number two by confirming it was you who said it. The difference between free speech/opinion and slander is that in the former, you actually accuse a person for committing acts publicly in order to defame them. I just can't believe you'd do it so stupidly and obviously

Norberto
Norberto

Actually, sounds like he is threatening to do more public harassing.

Guster
Guster

Did you notice how he is suggesting that it was not a rape, but prostitution gone bad?  That's harassment.  Sounds like this guy (and his wife?) probably have been harassing Ms. Walker and he's just keeping it up here.  That's messed up.

Norberto
Norberto

Anyone else find it sickly ironic that this guy Jeremy is complaining about alleged "private" harassment by Ms. Walker as being an outrage as he is precisely engaged in vile "public" harassment and defamation of her (his where's her pimp remark)????  Talk about oblivious.  And then he threatens with "
 I’m sure you would not like additional private information to be posted on public site " ... so he acknowledges the info he is broadcasting is - or should be - private, yet he's blaring it in public.  Mean-spirited.  Sounds like this guy is trying to take some sort of revenge on the rape victim.  Talk about lack of class ....

Guster
Guster

Not cool, man.  Your first comment about 'where's her pimp' was just petty and low and lame.  The fact that you'd come and air your grievance in a public story about Ms. Walker's rape in the comment above after flinging a vile insult in your first comment is highly inappropriate, embarrassing, sad and speaks very poorly of you and your character.  Poor form.  You are angry and want to punish her.  You have no idea, though, how out of place and inappropriate your comments are, and how bad you look posting them.  You really need to get a grip, man.

david saint
david saint

LMAO sure whatever...what do i have to apologize for? I dont go trashing people that just got raped and basically say its their fault. Im sure YPS didnt mean it in a mean spirited way, but it wasnt cool. If i have a reason to apologize, ive done it many times though.  

david saint
david saint

its a long shot sure, and you are correct about the need to prove intent.  Im more or less speaking to past actions by MCSO that are consistent with fabricating charges to generate publicity. Or "prior bad acts" if you will. 

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