Cannibal Cop Gilberto Valle III: "Professional Kidnappers" Don't Rape on the Job
As if plotting to cook and eat several women wasn't creepy enough, NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle III told an alleged co-conspirator that he was training to be "a professional kidnapper," which is the reason he offered for not wanting to rape the woman the co-conspirator apparently had hired him to kidnap.
"Professional kidnappers," apparently, need to remain professional -- there is no place for rape in a "professional" kidnapping.
After a complete review of the criminal complaint against Valle, it's safe to say that this is one of the most bizarre/terrifying crime stories we can recall.
What makes it so creepy -- besides the cannibalism, of course -- is the fact that Valle had not one, but two co-conspirators who apparently had the same demented thoughts as the officer.
One of Valle's co-conspirators -- while discussing the cooking process for one of the alleged victims -- told the officer that "you do know that if we don't waste any of her, there is nearly 75 pounds of food there."
And that was only after the co-conspirator asked Valle "What is your favorite cut of meat?"
The two discussed how to subdue the women they planned to cook and how Valle knows how to make chloroform.
The co-conspirator even suggested putting the women -- while still alive -- in some sort of cage for the cooking process.
Another of Valle's co-conspirators apparently planned to pay the officer $5,000 to kidnap a woman for him to rape. After haggling about the price via some method of online communication, Valle explained why he didn't want to participate in the rape.
"It is going to be so hard to restrain myself [from raping the woman] when I knock her out, but I'm aspiring to be a professional kidnapper, and that's business," Valle told the co-conspirator. "But I will really get off on knocking her out, tying up her hands and bare feet and gagging her. Then she will be stuffed into a large piece of luggage and wheeled to my van."
The co-conspirator tells Valle to "just make sure she doesn't die before I get her."
"No need to worry. She will be alive," Valle responded. "It's a short drive to you. 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 went on to tell his co-conspirator that he better do a good job getting rid of the body, because the intended victim "will definitely make the news."
Valle is scheduled to be arraigned later today. Check back for updates.
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