A local cop’s cannibalistic plans have been brought to an end by the FBI, which intercepted online exchanges in which he discussed kidnapping, cooking, and eating women.
Gilberto Valle, an officer in New York Police Department’s 26th Precinct—which covers much of Morningside Heights and West Harlem—was arraigned in Manhattan federal court on Thursday on charges that he conspired to kidnap more than 100 women. He is also accused of illegally accessing the National Crime Information Center’s online database to get information about his intended victims, the New York Daily News reported.
Valle, 28—who has been one of New York’s Finest for six years—talked about his plans to abduct and eat women in various online chats and emails for at least the last 10 months. The FBI began intercepting these online conversations in September after receiving a tip from his estranged wife.
According to the criminal complaint, posted by the Daily News, Valle had obtained computer files listing more than 100 women by name, photo, and sometimes other details. He told a co-conspirator in July that his oven was “big enough to fit one of these girls if I folded their legs.”
In February, Valle wrote about kidnapping and selling a woman to a co-conspirator, who would then rape and kill her, for $5,000.
“But I will really get off on knocking her out, tying up her hands and bare feet and gagging her. Then she will be stuffed into a large piece of luggage and wheeled out to my van,” Valle wrote.
In the same conversation, he talked about wanting to become a “professional kidnapper.”
The FBI arrested Valle, the father of a young child, in his Queens apartment on Wednesday. He is currently being held without bail.
Eva Kalikoff contributed reporting.