A New York City police officer has pleaded not guilty to plotting to kidnap, torture, cook and eat at least 100 women, reports Fox News Latino. The officer, Gilberto Valle, has been accused of pulling photos, names and addresses of potential victims from a confidential law enforcement database. He has been denied bail.
The 28-year-old defendant was arrested last month based on a tip from his estranged wife. A document on his computer was titled "Abducting and Cooking (Victim 1): A Blueprint," according to a criminal complaint. The file had a woman's birthdate and other personal information, along with a list of materials "needed," such as a car, chloroform and a rope.
"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 with a possible co-conspirator in July, the complaint says. He also detailed in other online conversations ways to fit a woman's body in the oven (her legs would have to be bent) and how "tasty" one woman looked.
"Her days are numbered," he wrote, according to the complaint. A woman who also filed a complaint against Valle as an "intended victim" told the FBI she knew Valle and met him for lunch in July.
Valle had created a catalog of women with at least 100 individuals' names, addresses and photods and claimed, according to the complaint, that he knew many of them.
No women were harmed, however, before Valle was arrested, and his lawyer claims that his files and thoughts were purely fantasy. Valle was suspended from the police force after his arrest. He's a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he studied psychology and criminal justice.
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