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Feds Charge NYPD Cop with Cannibal Conspiracy

October 25, 2012  | 

Photo: Paul Clinton
Photo: Paul Clinton

A New York Police Department officer planned to kidnap, rape and cannibalize several women and discussed ways to torture his victims in several online chats, the FBI charged Thursday.

"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 in a statement. "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."

Valle, 28, was arrested Wednesday following an investigation involving an undercover "co-conspirator." Valle is accused of conspiracy to kidnap and illegally accessing the federal National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database to obtain information about his potential victims.

During one particularly disturbing online chat, Valle told a co-conspirator he was "thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus ... cook her over low heat, keep her alive as long as possible."

Valle had created files on at least 100 women on his computer that contained at least one photograph of each woman and personal information such as their addresses and physical descriptions.

Valle also followed and watched potential victims at their homes and work places, drafted an "operation plan" to abduct and cook an identified woman, researched methods of disabling and drugging women, and agreed with at least one other co-conspirator to kidnap a woman in exchange for money.

In July, Valle discussed where to find a recipe for chloroform. In February, Valle agreed to kidnap a woman for no less than $5,000.

Tags: NYPD, FBI, Kidnapping, Cannibal Cop, Off-Duty Life


Comments (24)

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GBush @ 10/25/2012 3:20 PM

Another tarnished badge. So long you sick individual, the good men and women of NYPD don't need you.

bill @ 10/25/2012 3:39 PM

wow

M @ 10/25/2012 3:39 PM

A pig's a pig. Burn 'em all.

care @ 10/25/2012 3:51 PM

I bet Valle' s background investigators and psych evaluators feel good about their jobs. Nice work weeding out the crazies and unfit.

TimFromLA @ 10/25/2012 4:21 PM

I wonder how many Occupy New Yorkers he ate?

js @ 10/25/2012 4:22 PM

I think M (above post.. )needs a good old a## whipping, but its unfortunate...that cowards like him will only post comments over the internet...you are a wast of oxygen.. and do us all a favor please stop, or do not have any children because they will be idiots like you because of learned behavior and the fact people like you cannot take responsibility for their own actions... And stop buying 40's with my tax dollars.!

D I Blackwell @ 10/25/2012 4:40 PM

I guest that the screening processed missed this one. I have about 53 years in law enforcment and evertime I see something like this I feel slapped in the face, because I have worked so hard to make the profession better and advance what we do.

I had a case in the 70 ' where two subjects came from Cal. to SC and did the act but we caught them,

RICHARD @ 10/25/2012 5:56 PM

STILL WONDERING WHY NON POLICE PERSONNEL ARE PERMITTED TO COMMENT ON A POLICE WEB SITE. CAN'T GET AN ANSWER FROM POLICE MAGAZINE. THERE ARE DOZENS OF ARENA'S TO TRASH THE POLICE.
AS FAR AS THIS MONSTER WITH A BADGE I CAN SEE HOW HE FOOLED THE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATORS. THE TESTS THEY GIVE ARE OUT DATED AND THERE ARE A DOZENS OF WEBSITES THAT WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO LIE TO INVESTIGATORS AND FOOL POLYGRAPH EXAMINERS. YOU CAN'T FOOL THE INSTRUMENT BUT YOU CERTAINLY CAN FOOL THE EXAMINER WHO IS OFTEN TIMES ORDERED TO DO 10-12 OR MORE TESTS PER DAY. I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE. PSYCHOLOGISTS THESE DAY ARE MORE SCREWED UP THEN THE POLICE CANDIDATES THEY ARE INTERVIEWING. AND IF A CANDIDATE HAS A MILITARY BACKGROUND AND WAS DISCHARGED HONORABLY, MOST DEPARTMENTS DON'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO THE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION. AGAIN, SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE.
THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN AND NEEDS TO BE FIXED, BUT WITH THE SHORTAGE OF COPS ACROSS THE USA IT'S NOT LIKELY TO HAPPEN ANY TIME SOON.

Jack Betz @ 10/25/2012 6:48 PM

I do believe it was Bill Parker who said the problem with police work is the only place we can find officers is the human race.

south fla deputy @ 10/25/2012 6:51 PM

as agencies and municipalities go broke, pay and benefits shrink, and pensions disappear, more and more unsuitable applicants will pursue law enforcement jobs and be hired. the best and brightest will not apply for the difficult job we do. this nutcase will not be the last we hear of this type of shocking behavior. thankfully he was caught before anyone was harmed. i'm sure there will be more of this type of nonsense in the future.

goldwing @ 10/25/2012 8:12 PM

That's one sick individual. Glad he's no longer on the job.

LA P-3 @ 10/25/2012 8:30 PM

Props to the FBI investigaters who nailed this dirt bag. Good job guys.

Vadim @ 10/25/2012 10:34 PM

Put him behind the bars with no parole for life... He deserved it! My hat off for my brothers and sisters in uniform! To serve and protect!

Ima Leprechaun @ 10/25/2012 11:39 PM

What's scary is for every cannibal caught there are ten more out there getting away with it. This does prove that the Police can be just as depraved and insane as anyone else. Donner party of three your table is ready...

Steve @ 10/26/2012 7:01 AM

I'm with care@. How did someone not catch this in his background check. Someone this SICK surely has to show some kind of sign! Glad they discovered him before (hopefully) he was able to carry any of the plan out!

john doe @ 10/26/2012 7:05 AM

open letter to all police, military and homeland security.

http://youtu.be/Z1TjAC7dBqc

john doe @ 10/26/2012 7:08 AM

honor your oath to the constitution of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1TjAC7dBqc&feature=player_embedded

Chris @ 10/26/2012 7:34 AM

So disturbing! To All of the NYPD, thoughts are with you as you struggle with this travesty. Thank you for the extraordinary work you do and remember that "bad apples" are found in every crop! In RI, a co-worker of mine, a PO in the sex offender unit for the past 8 years, was charged 3 weeks ago by the Feds with possession of 30+ child porn videos!

Bob @ VA @ 10/26/2012 11:17 AM

Agree w/Jack Betz' observation above. Anyone determined enough can beat an interview. No filter is perfect. I'm guessing that he was able to hide all this quite well from his family as well.

I believe that the fact that Valle was an LEO is less concerning than the fact that he exists at all. The real question to me is how far we've deteriorated as a society so that sickos like Valle can so easily find others of like evil mind with which to share grotesque ideas. I'm reminded of the ending to Book of Judges: "In those days there was no king in Israel and everyone did what was right in their own eyes."

TERRY ZECH @ 10/26/2012 12:30 PM

Put this idiot away. Get him into the system and he will become a bitch for some bubba when they find out he's a excop. How did he get through the system and an academy that tests you psychologically all the time.

John Russell @ 10/26/2012 6:34 PM

Talk about de-ranged forget putting this nut in the Prison put him in the MENTAL HOSPTIAL /Raving Lunatic section straight jacket and all with other freaks...He can share the cell with the other wackos and feel right at home?

Cam @ 10/27/2012 9:14 PM

To js: THANK YOU, WISH I WOULD HAVE SAID IT.

Cam @ 10/27/2012 9:31 PM

Hey M! I wonder how many times you have called upon us to help out your sorry butt, or how many times someone has called up about you? DO NOT FORGET THIS, LEO's are the FIRST ones to run to help, gunfire or any resistance is just an obstacle to us. Would you dare put up your sorry butt to do the same? Would you even defend this country that gives you the 1st amendment??? That is what I thought. Now be quite, go away, and do not come back where you do not understand what you are spewing out of your uneducated mouth. Whew, js I feel better now.

Shadow @ 11/3/2012 6:01 PM

I am so disgusted by the depravity of some in today's society let alone within the very organization whose presence is to "Protect and Serve" not 'ROAST AND SERVE'. The role of the undercover operative in this matter was pinnacle in establishing a prosecution case. I do not believe, I pray, that there were not an abundance of persons who would have taken up the co conspirator role in any venture of this nature. I congratulate those who investigated this matter and I hope that the Jury of the day sees fit to imprison this man for the rest of his natural life.

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