New York police officer found guilty of plotting to kidnap and eat womenBy Mason White 6:34 AM March 13, 2013
|New York police officer Gilberto Valle|
By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A New York Police Department police officer was arrested, charged and now convicted of kidnapping related charges after plotting to kidnap and eat women, according to court proceedings in New York.
The New York police officer was convicted Tuesday of conspiring to kidnap, cook and eat women after a trial that shed light on an underworld of people who get pleasure from fantasizing about cannibalism.
The jury also found Gilberto Valle, 28, guilty of a lesser charge of improperly accessing a police database to collect personal information on possible targets, including his wife.
Prosecutors said that Valle, 28, who was dubbed as the “cannibal police” by the press, crossed the line from fantasy to reality by adopting specific measures to kidnap women.
Valle’s lawyer, Julia Gatto, argued that her client was engaged only in online fantasy role playing.
When he is sentenced on June 19, Valle faces life imprisonment on charges of conspiracy to kidnap and up to one year in prison for improperly accessing a police database.
His lawyer said she would appeal the verdict.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view