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Cannibal Case in New York - Cop Gilberto Valle Wanted to Cook and Eat 100 Women, Authorities Claim

By Staff
Nov 20, 2012
Gilberto Valle is still being held without bond - dubbed Cannibal Cop.

A police officer is being called a would be cannibal in a bizarre case in New York being brought against NYPD officer Gilberto Valle.

Police believe Valle wanted to kidnap, torture, cook and eat at least 100 women from around the city and placed him under arrest last month.

He is in court this week to answer charges.

Authorities say Valle pulled women's photos and names from a department database and also had the addresses of the women police say he targeted on his home computer.

He is accused of illegally accessing a national crime database to locate potential targets and scouting potential targets at their homes and workplaces.

He was caught online bragging about his kidnapping plans and the 28-year old officer was arrested in October "after a joint FBI and NYPD investigation accused him of chatting with an alleged online accomplice over how they would kidnap more than 100 women throughout the city," reports News One.

The item adds that the plot included "a sickening twist that involved raping the women who were caught, then slow-cooking parts of their bodies for consumption."

"Gilberto Valle's alleged plans to kidnap women so that they could be raped, tortured, killed, cooked, and cannibalized shock the conscience," Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said during a hearing where the cop pleaded not guilty.

"This case is all the more disturbing when you consider Valle's position as a New York City police officer and his sworn duty to serve and protect. Our investigation is ongoing."

According to Fox News, one document on Valle's computer was titled "Abducting and Cooking (Victim 1): A Blueprint," according to a criminal complaint.

The report notes that the file also had the woman's birthdate and other personal information and a list of "materials needed" — a car, chloroform and rope to carry out the dirty deed.

"I was thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus ... cook her over low heat, keep her alive as long as possible," Valle wrote in one exchange in July, the complaint says.

His defense is that it was all pure fantasy and that he never had yet followed through.

His lawyer says no women were actually harmed.

Prosecutor Hadassa Waxman contended that Valle conducted online conversations "in gruesome detail," staked out would-be victims from his police car and had taken "affirmative steps" to carry out his "operational plan."

"This is not a fantasy," Waxman said during the suspect's initial court appearance. "Each name is real."

Another note - the cop had already met with some of the women on the list.

A criminal complaint filed in federal court says Valle was in contact with at least two women mentioned in his plans.

He is still being held without bond.

Watch a video report below for more information.

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