Thursday, October 25, 2012
NYPD officer Gilberto Valle arrested by FBI over failed plot to kidnap women and cook them
The clueless cop - six years on the force - had no idea that his chats with an unnamed co-conspirator would later be discovered by the FBI.
In one instant message chat, prosecutors said, Valle discussed a kidnapping with the partner: “I love that she’s asleep right now not having the slightest clue of what we have planned. Her days are numbered. I’m glad you’re on board.”
He added, “She does look tasty, doesn’t she?”
Over the summer, the bizarre dialogue grew more sordid.
“You do know if we don’t waste any of her, there is nearly 75 pounds of food there,” the co-conspirator wrote.
FBI Acting Assistant Director Mary E. Galligan said the statements “speak for themselves.”
“The allegations in the complaint really need no description from us,” Galligan said in a statement issued Thursday. “It would be an understatement merely to say Valle’s own words and actions were shocking.”
Perhaps most disturbing was the charge that in May that Valle tapped into a federal database to get information on one would-be victim, according to a complaint filed Wednesday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hadassa Waxman.
When authorities seized his computer, they found files pertaining to at least 100 women with photos of each. He had first and last names for almost all of them and personal information on many.
FBI agents tracked down 10 of these women, who acknowledged knowing Valle. Cell phone records indicated he stalked one woman, who told the FBI she barely knew him.
He apparently became more deranged as the months passed, first offering to sell one woman to the co-conspirator for $5,000 so he could rape and kill her, prosecutors say.
“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,” he wrote.
“I am putting my neck on the line here. If something goes wrong somehow, I am in deep s—. $5,000 and you need to make sure that she is not found. She will definitely make the news.”
As the months progressed, however, Valle began talking about taking part in more macabre behavior - cooking and eating his victims.
When his co-conspirator asked, “How big is your oven?” Valle replied, “Big enough to fit one of these girls if I folded their legs.”
Besides being unhinged, it appears Valle was also disgruntled as a cop. On his Facebook page he complained about perps begin released by the “liberal court system” and counted the days until he could retire from the NYPD and begin collecting his pension.
“15 years until I can move the hell out of this rotten scumbag-filled city,” he wrote in a January 2011 posting.