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NYPD officer charged with planning to kidnap women, cook them, and eat them

Gilberto Valle Accused in Plot to Kidnap Women and Cook Them - NYTimes.com


The evidence against the officer, a six-year veteran of the New York Police Department, consists of e-mails and instant messages in which he was “discussing plans to kidnap, rape, torture, kill, cook and eat body parts of a number of women,” according to the complaint against the officer, Gilberto Valle. The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested him on Wednesday in Queens.

The complaint suggests that Officer Valle, who worked in the 26th Precinct in Manhattan and lives in Forest Hills, Queens, never followed through on any of the acts he is accused of discussing. He was charged with federal kidnapping conspiracy, and is expected to appear in Federal District Court in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon. Officer Valle is married.

In one message to a co-conspirator, Officer Valle wrote that he was contemplating cooking a person “over a low heat” so as to “keep her alive as long as possible,” according to the complaint.