Cannibal Case Plea: NYC Cannibal Cop Pleads Not Guilty; Is He The City’s Sickest Cannibal Of All Time? [VIDEO]
Gilberto Valle, the NYPD officer who is accused of being part of a plan to kidnap and eat more than 100 women, has plead not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit kidnapping in Manhattan federal court. The plot was uncovered by the Cannibal Cop's wife, who contacted the FBI after discovering evidence of the Cannibal Cop's plans on his computer. NYC Judge Paul Gardephe has denied Valle's bail in the cannibal case based on that evidence, including files such as 'Abducting and Cooking (Victim 1): A Blueprint,' and told Valle's attorney that she would have 'a hard row to hoe' when it came to arguing for bail.
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In addition to the kidnapping charges, the Cannibal Cop is also being charged with illegally accessing the National Crime Information Center database to scout potential victims. Despite the evidence, Valle's attorney is arguing he had a deviant sexual fantasy and did not actually intend to act on it.
"There's no actual crossing the line from fantasy to reality," Gatto said. "At worst this is someone who has sexual fantasies about people he knows and he talks about it on the Internet,"
Assistant U.S. Attorney Hadassa Waxman disagrees. She argues that the Cannibal Cop was very close to carrying out his crimes, and "had plans to kidnap, rape, torture, kill and eat the body parts of young women, some of whom the FBI has identified and they acknowledge knowing the defendant for a period of time."
The FBI also released damning chat transcripts between the Cannibal Cop and one of his online associates:
A criminal complaint outlines alleged online communication between Gilberto Valle and co-conspirators (CC1 and CC2):
CC1: How big is your oven?
Valle: Big enough to fit one of these girls if I folded their legs. The abduction will have to be flawless... I know all of them... I can just show up at her home unannounced, it will not alert her, and I can knock her out, wait until dark and kidnap her right out of her home.
CC1: You really would be better to grab a stranger. The first thing the police force will do is check out a friend.
Valle: Her family is out of state.
CC1: I have anesthetic gasses.
Valle: I can make chloroform here.
CC1: It's really had to dislocate a jaw. Also, how would we put her over the fire, spitting kills the girl. Have to put her into a kind of cage. What is your favorite cut of meat?
Valle: I was thinking of tying her body onto some kind of apparatus... cook her over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible.
Valle: I love that she is asleep right now not having the slightest clue of what we have planned. Her days are numbered. I'm glad you're on board. She does look tasty doesn't she?
CC1: You do know if we don't waste any of her there is nearly 75 lbs of food there.
Valle: It is going to be so hard to restrain myself when I knock her out, but I am aspiring to be a professional kidnapper and that's business. But I will really get off 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.
CC2: Just make sure she doesn't die before I get her.
Valle: No need to worry. She will be alive. It's a short drive to you. I think I would rather not get involved in the rape. You paid for her. She is all yours and I don't want to be tempted the next time I abduct a girl.
Despite the grotesque and brutal nature of the Cannibal Cop's chats and evidence, he is hardly the sickest cannibal New York (or America) has ever seen. That dubious honor belongs to a man named Albert Fish.
Fish moved to NYC 1890 and soon after began a crime spree that included the murder, molestation and cannibalization of dozens, possibly hundreds, of children. He even wrote a letter to the mother of one of his victims, describing in graphic detail how he killed and ate her little girl. The letter proved to be his downfall as investigators traced it to his East 52nd Street apartment. Fish was tried and sentenced to death by electric chair, something he referred to as "the supreme thrill of my life."
Only in New York.
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