A New York City Police officer has been arrested for a plot to kidnap, cook and eat several women, the FBI confirmed on Thursday.
A complaint against officer Gilberto Valle says that he sent emails and text messages which revealed his “plans to kidnap, rape, torture, kill, cook and eat body parts of a number of women,” according to The New York Times.
The officer told one co-conspirator that he wanted to cook women “over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible,” the complaint said. Valle wrote that his oven was “big enough to fit one of these girls if I folded their legs.”
He allegedly researched methods of “disabling and drugging women, and agreeing with at least one other individual to kidnap a woman in exchange for a sum of money.” Files on at least 100 women — including photos and home addresses — were found on his computer.
“But I will really get off on knocking her out, tying up her hands and bare feet and gagging her,” Valle reportedly wrote. “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.”
Valle worked in the 26th Precinct in Manhattan and lived in Forest Hills, Queens. There were no indications that any women were harmed as a result of the plot.
“This is a bizarre case. We suspended the officer immediately upon his arrest, and a review is now underway to determine whether there was anything in his background that should have alerted the department to his alleged proclivities,” NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly explained to reporters. “I want to commend the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau detectives and FBI agents who worked jointly on this investigation.”