Police Officer Held in Plot to Kidnap, Rape, Cook Women

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NEW YORK — A New York City police officer is the main suspect in a cannibalistic plot. Gilberto Valle, 28, worked at a Manhattan precinct and is accused of planning to kidnap 100 women and then rape and cook them.

Investigators said Valle, a six-year veteran of the New York City Police Department, illegally accessed a police database to locate potential victims. On his own computer, police found a document titled, “Abducting and Cooking (Victim-1): A Blueprint,” the New York Times reports.

Police obtained online communication Valle had with a co-conspirator. In it, Valle wrote, “I was thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus. Cook her over a low heat, keep her a live as long as possible.”

When the co-conspirator asked how big his oven was, Valle replied, “Big enough to fit one of these girls if I fold their legs.”

Valle’s estranged wife recently contacted the FBI to report that Valle kept disturbing items on his computer.

Police said there’s no evidence that indicates Valle followed through with his ideas. His lawyer, Julia L. Gatto, stated Valle never committed a crime and that at worst, Valle was someone “who has sexual fantasies.”

However, a federal prosecutor, Hadassa Waxman, said Valle communicated with three different people about his plans to kidnap, rape and cook a number of woman. Waxman added that Valle even used a patrol car to conduct surveillance on a woman who he approached in “an intimidating fashion.”

Currently, Valle is being held without bail on federal kidnapping conspiracy charges.

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