An NYPD officer who was arrested last month for allegedly plotting to kill, cook and then eat more than 100 women pleaded not guilty on Monday to two federal charges, the New York Daily News reports.
Gilberto Valle was charged with conspiracy to commit kidnapping and accessing the federal National Crime Information Center database without authorization. Julia Gatto, his public defender, tried to get bail for her client but the judge told her that such a request would be difficult to grant. “You have a hard row to hoe,” said Judge Paul Gardephe.
As NewsOne previously reported, Valle,28, was arrested and the suspended in October after a joint FBI and NYPD investigation accused him of chatting with an alleged online accomplice over how they would kidnap more than 100 women throughout the city. The plot including a sickening twist that involved raping the women who were caught, then slow-cooking parts of their bodies for consumption.
Dubbed the “Cannibal Cop,” Valle allegedly had aspirations of being a professional kidnapper and dreaded his career as a cop. When authorities arrested Valle, photos of dozens of women and their addresses were allegedly found on his laptop.
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According to the FBI, Valle’s exchanges with his online accomplice were most disturbing. Here are several below:
“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.”
Today Valle is expected to in Manhattan federal court for a bond hearing. He has already been denied bail twice.