By all accounts, Gilberto Valle was a model NYPD police officer. That is, he was until his arrest in 2012. Valle was convicted of plotting to not just kidnap several women, but to torture, cook, and eventually eat them. This is the story of New York City”s “Cannibal Cop.”
Gilberto Valle was a six-year veteran of the New York City Police Department when he was arrested in 2012. The reason? His estranged wife had gone to the police, concerned that Valle was planning to kidnap, torture, and kill several women.
This triggered an investigation into Valle”s personal life. What investigators found was digital evidence of an extensive plot to not only kidnap and torture women, but to eventually cook and eat them. This earned Valle the media nickname of “Cannibal Cop.” Here is a court artist”s drawing of Valle reacting to his wife”s testimony during his trial.
What investigators found as evidence against Valle were extensive online chat records with different people in fetish chat rooms. This is where Valle discussed the methods and the means of killing and eating women. The most damning evidence was a document uncovered by the FBI on Valle”s computer entitled “Abducting and Cooking (Victim-1): A Blueprint.” In the document, Valle describes his detailed plans to kidnap one woman. They say Valle also compiled profiles on over 100 other women on his computer. These profiles included information like birthday dates and bra sizes. Investigators say that Valle used his access to the NYPD computer database to compile some of this information.
With this horrifying evidence in hand, Valle”s trial began. The court found him guilty of planning to kidnap and eat women. However, Valle”s lawyers appealed his conviction and won. They argued he had not actually committed any of the deeds he fantasized about. With his larger conviction overturned, the judge in the case only sentenced Valle to time served. Valle had already spent the previous 20 months in jail while the trial was taking place. Valle maintains that he never actually intended to do the things found in the documents on his computer. He says they were just harmless fantasy.
Now newly released from jail, Valle says that he plans to attend law school and try to get back to leading a normal life. Valle, now 30, is even trying to get back into the dating game, as evidenced by his new Match.com profile.
(source New York Post)
This guy was almost convicted of plotting to eat women, and now has an online dating profile. It just doesn”t sit right. Doesn”t that violate Match.com”s terms of usage?